A certain person planted some cherry trees and then died in the Fourth Month of that year; on seeing them blooming for the first time the following year:


hana min to
ueken hito mo
naki yado no
sakura wa kozo no
haru zo sakamashi
To see the blossoms,
Planting, you
From home are gone;
Had the cherries come last
Spring, oh, how much better…

Ōe no Yoshitoki (d.?1010)

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