MYS IV: 683

Seven Poems by Lady Ōtomo of Sakanoue.

言ふ言の畏き國ぞ紅の色にな出でそ思ひ死ぬとも

ipu kötö nö
Kasikoki kuni zö
Kurenawi nö
Iro ni na ide sö
Omopi sinu tö mo
What is said
Brings dread, in this land:
In scarlet
Colours, don’t go out,
Die from your desire though you might.

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