SKKS VII: 715

A poem from a folding screen in the Engi period.

としごとにおいそふ竹のよゝをへてかはらぬいろをたれとかはみん

toshi goto ni
oisou take no
yoyo o hete
kawaranu iro o
tare to ka wa min
Every year
Lushly grows bamboo
Through the passing ages
Its hues unchanging;
And who shall see them…

Tsurayuki
貫之

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