SKKS I: 42

Composed on plum blossom above a fence.


aruji o ba
tare tomo wakazu
haru wa tada
kakine no mume o
tazunete zo miru
The master here,
I care not who he is;
In spring, ’tis only
The plum upon the fence
I come to see!

Fujiwara no Atsu’ie (1033-1090)

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