KKS XIV: 715

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Dowager Empress during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor.


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.


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