KKS V: 279

When chrysanthemums were called for at the Ninna-ji, with a command that a poem be attached to them, he composed this and presented it.


aki wo okite
toki koso arikere
kiku no Fana
uturoFu kara ni
iro no masareba
Quite apart from Autumn,
There is another season for
Chrysanthemum blooms
For as they fade,
The colours become finer still.

Taira no Sadafun

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