KKS XIX: 1031

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Empress Dowager during the reign of the Kanpyō emperor.


tanabiku nobe no
wakana ni mo
Fito mo tumu ya to
Spring haze
Drifting through the fields over
The new herbs
I would become—
For then she might pick me, perhaps…

Fujiwara no Okikaze

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