SKKS VI: 551

Composed on the spirit of the start of winter, in a poetry contest in 1500 rounds.


oki akasu
aki no wakare no
sode no tsuyu
shimo koso musube
fuyu ya kinuran
Still awake at dawn,
Parting from autumn,
The dew upon my sleeves
Is laced through with frost:
Winter has come, perhaps.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household [Fujiwara no] Toshinari (1114 – 1204)

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