KKS V: 271

A poem from the poetry competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress, in the Kanpyô period.

うへし時花まちどをにあれいしきくうつろふ秋にあはむとや見し

uFesi toki
Fana matidowo ni
arisi kiku
uturoFu aki ni
aFamu to ya misi
From planting time
Did I eagerly await
These chrysanthemums here:
That they would fade with autumn’s passing
Did I think it then…

Ōe no Chisato
大江千里

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