SKKS II: 149

From a hundred-poem sequence.

花はちりその色となくながむればむなしきそらに春雨ぞふる

hana wa chiri
sono iro to naku
nagamureba
munashiki sora ni
harusame zo furu
The flowers have fallen,
With not even their colours
On which to rest my gaze, as
From the empty skies
Spring rains fall.

Princess Shokushi
式子内親王

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