KKS V: 293

Composed to accompany a painting of autumn leaves flowing along the Tatsuta River on a folding screen, when the Nijō Empress was known as the Mother of the Crown Prince.


momidiba no
nagarete tomaru
minato ni Fa
kurenawi Fukaki
nami ya taturan
These autumn leaves
Flowing, will come to rest
At the harbourside: will
Deep scarlet
Waves break there, I wonder?


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