SKKS XVI: 1568

His reply.

白露はわきてもをかじをみなへし心からにや色のそむらん

shira tsuyu wa
wakite mo okaji
ominaeshi
kokoro kara ni ya
iro no somuran
The silven dew
Cares not where it falls;
The maidenflowers
From your own heart
Are stained with colour.

The Hoshō-ji Lay Priest and Former Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Michinaga]

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