SKKS I: 40

Composed in a fifty poem sequence at the house of the Monk Prince Shukaku.

おほぞらはむめのにほひにかすみつゝくもりもはてぬ春のよの月

ôzora wa
mume no nioi ni
kasumitsutsu
kumori mo hatenu
haru no yo no tsuki
In the firmament
The scent of plum
Is in the spreading haze;
The clouds have yet to cover
The moon on this spring night.

Fujiwara no Sada’ie
藤原定家

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