SKKS II: 151

Composed at the Kyokusui Festival.


karabito no
fune o ukabete
asobu chô
kyô zo wa ga seko
hana kazuraseyo
The folk of Cathay
Set boats adrift
For pleasure, so they say,
Today it is my friends
With flowers in their hair.

Middle Councillor [Ōtomo no] Yakamochi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *