SKKS I: 15

Composed on fresh greens, when he composed a hundred poem sequence of reminiscences.

さわにおふるわかなならねどいたづらにとしをつむにもそではぬれけり

sawa ni ouru
wakana naranedo
itazura ni
toshi o tsumu ni mo
sode wa nurekeri
Growing in the marshes
As fresh greens do, they are not, yet
With the pointless
Gathering of years
My sleeves are soaked.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
藤原俊成

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