SKKS IV: 294

From the Poetry Contest in 1500 Rounds.


aware mata
ikani shinoban
sode no tsuyu
nohara no kaze ni
aki wa kinikeri
Ahh, how
Can I stop
The dew upon my sleeves?
In the wind upon the fields
I feel the coming autumn.

Commander of the Bodyguards of the Right [Minamoto no] Michitomo (1171-1227)

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