SKKS III: 272

Composed watching fireflies flying upwards.

いづちとかよるは蛍のゝぼるらんゆくかたしらぬ草の枕に

izuchi to ka
yoru wa hotaru no
noboruran
yuku kata shiranu
kusa no makura ni
Whither bound?
At night the fireflies
Ascend;
Destination unknown,
Pausing briefly, pillowed on the grasses.

Mibu no Tadami

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