SKKS VI: 661

On the first day of snowfall, when she had much on her mind:

ふればかくうさのみまさる世をしらであれたる庭につもるはつ雪

fureba kaku
usa nomi masaru
yo o shirade
aretaru niwa ni
tsumoru hatsuyuki
As I age, you fall, the
Excess of grief
Within this world unknown to you, and
Upon the my desolate garden,
Drifting, o, first snowflakes.

Murasaki Shikibu
紫式部

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