SKKS II: 153

When he went to the Unrin’in to view the cherry blossom, it was all scattered with but a single branch left.


hana mo wa ga mi mo
nochi no haru to mo
e koso chigirane
Paying a visit on
The blossom, I, too,
Am fading fast;
That we will meet in springs to come
Is not a promise I can make…

Monk Ryōzen

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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