Sanekata Shū 209

Sent to the grandfather, a man whose daughter had died, on seeing how fond he was of his grandchild.

いにしへの形見にこれや山賤の撫でゝおはせる常夏の花

inisFe no
katami ni kore ya
yamagatu no
nadete oFoseru
tokonatu no Fana
Of times gone-by
Here is but a keepsake:
A woodsman’s
Carefully tended
Pink.

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