KKS VII: 363

A poem composed for the four seasons screen behind the guest of honour when the Principal Handmaid celebrated the fortieth birthday of the Fujiwara Major Captain of the Right (Winter):


sira yuki no
Furisiku toki Fa
miyosino no
yamasitakaze ni
Fana zo tirikeru
White snowflakes
Falling constantly-at such a time
In fair Yoshino
Amid the wild winds round the mountain’s base
Scatter blossoms.


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