KKS VII: 352

Composed for the folding screen behind Prince Motoyasu at his seventieth birthday celebrations.


Faru kureba
yado ni madu saku
mume no Fana
kimi ga titose no
kazasi to zo miru
When the spring has come,
First flowering at my house
The plum blossoms:
In your thousandth year,
I see you with them in your hair.

Ki no Tsurayuki

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