KKS XII: 565

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


kaFa no se ni
nabiku tamamo no
Fito ni sirarenu
koFi mo suru kana
Beneath the river shallows
Trails gemweed,
Hidden in the waters;
She does not know
The love I feel.

Ki no Tomonori

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