SKKS V: 532

When the Regent and Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Yoshitsune] was Colonel of the Left, he held a poetry competition in one hundred rounds at his house. A poem composed on the oak tree.


toki wakanu
nami sae iro ni
hahaso no mori ni
arashi fukurashi
Untouched by changing seasons are
The waves, yet have they taken colour,
On Izumi river;
In the oak groves
Storms rage through, it seems.

Fujiwara no Sada’ie

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