KKS XIV: 715

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


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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