KYS I: 1

Composed on the conception of the beginning of spring, when hundred poem sequences were ordered to commemorate the reign of former Emperor Horikawa.


Faru Fa kinkeri
yama kaFa no
iFama no koFori
keFu ya tokuramu
Trailing in,
Spring has come;
In the mountain streams
Between the rocks the ice
May melt today, I think.

Master of the Palace Repairs Office [Fujiwara no] Akisue

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