KKS XIV: 715

A poem from a poetry competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress, during the Kanpyō period.

蝉のこゑきけばかなしな夏衣うすくや人のならむと思へば

semi no kowe
kikeba kanasi na
natu koromo
usuku ya Fito no
naramu to omoFeba
The cicadas’ cry:
There’s a sadness in the sound;
Summer clothes
Are thin, as her feelings
Will be, I feel.

Tomonori
紀友則

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