SKKS II: 137

Sent to Prince Kore’akira with a sprig of double-flowered cherry blossom she had had picked.


yae niou
nokiba no sakura
kaze yori saki ni
tou hito mo gana
The double hues
Of cherry beneath my eaves
Have paled;
Before the wind,
I would that you had visited…

Princess Shokushi

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