SKKS III: 183

Composed on hollyhocks:

いかなればそのかみ山のあふひぐさとしはふれどもふた葉なるらん

ikanareba
sono kamiyama no
aoigusa
toshi wa furedomo
futaba naruran
Why is it that
Upon divine Kamo Hill
The hollyhocks
Though years do pass,
Have such twofold leaves?

Kojijū

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