When the Hoshō-ji Lay Priest and Former Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Michinaga] plucked a maidenflower, and said Murasaki Shikibu must be able to compose an appropriate poem.
sakari no iro o
miru kara ni
tsuyu no wakikeru
mi koso shirarure
Hues are at their best,
I see, so
The dewfall must have distinguished
‘Tween them and me–how well I know it!