KKS IV: 233

Composed and presented at the maidenflower [poetry] competition at the Suzaku Palace.

つまこふるしかぞなくなる女郞花おのがすむのの花としらずや

tuma koFuru
sika zo nakunaru
wominaFesi
wono ga sumu no no
Fana to sirazu ya
Seeking a mate,
A stag is calling;
The maidenflowers,
In your field
Are blossoming, don’t you know?

Mitsune
躬恒

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