SIS II: 79

From a poetry competition in the Tenryaku period (947-957).


naku kowe Fa
mada kikanedomo
semi no Fa no
usuki koromo Fa
tati zo kitekeru
Their buzzing song
Is not yet to be heard, yet
Cicada wing
Light clothing
Has been cut to wear today.

Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu

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