KKS XII: 566

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


Furu sirayuki no
sitagie ni
kiete mono omoFu
koro no mo aru kana
All is dark
With falling snow,
Yet beneath
Melts away my thoughts and life
At such a time as this.

Mibu no Tadamine

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