MYS V: 818

春さればまづ咲くやどの梅の花独り見つつや春日暮らさむ

paru sareba
madu saku yado no
ume no pana
pitori mitutu ya
paru pi kurasamu
When the spring has come
First flowering at my dwelling is
The plum blossom;
In solitude, will I gaze on it
And spend the day in springtime!

Yamonoue no Okura
山上憶良

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