SKKS IV: 286

Part of a hundred-poem sequence, composed on the spirit of the start of autumn.


itsushika to
ogi no ha muke no
kata yori ni
sosoya aki to zo
kaze mo kikoyuru
All at once
The reed leaves show
Their other side –
Just so! Just so! Autumn!
Is in the wind.

Retired Emperor Sutoku (1119-1164) (r. 1123-1141)

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