SIS II: 123

From the Empress’ Poetry Competition in the Engi Period.

夏くれば深草山の郭公鳴く声しげくなりまさるなり

natu kureba
Fukakusayama no
Fototogisu
naku kowe sigeku
narimasaru nari
When the summer comes,
Upon Fukakusa Mountain
The cuckoo
Calls most lushly
Do grow excessive!

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