SKKS I: 19

Composed on the spirit of remnants of snow, when he presented a hundred poem sequence to Retired Emperor Horikawa (1079-1107; r. 1086-1107).


haru kite wa
hana tomo miyo to
kataoka no
matsu no uwaba ni
awayuki zo furu
‘Spring has come,’ they say,
‘Look! It’s blossom!’
On the mountainside
Upon the pine-tops
A froth of snow is falling.

Fujiwara no Nakazane (1057-1118)

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