A cuckoo poem from a hundred-poem sequence composed at the request of the former Regent and Lay Priest, when he was Minister of the Right.
hana tachibana ni
kumo ni naku nari
From the orange blossoms,
Blown by the wind;
A mountain cuckoo
Calls from within the distant clouds.
Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari