KKS XII: 562

A poem composed at a competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress during the Kampyô era (889-898).


yuFu sareba
Fotaru yori ke ni
Fikari mineba ya
Fito no turenaki
With the fall of evening,
The fireflies’ are as nothing beside
My burning, yet
I cast no light, so
Will my love stay chill?

Ki no Tomonori

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