SKKS XVI: 1485

In a year when blossom remained on the trees on the Festival Day in the Fourth Month, she gave some of this blossom to the Imperial Messenger to put in his hair, writing this on the leaves:


kamu yo ni wa
ari mo ya shaken
kyo no kazashi ni
oreru tameshi wa
In the age of Gods,
Were there such things, I wonder?
As cherry blossom
On this day, for your headdress

Murasaki Shikibu

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