SKKS XVII: 1616

Composed when he saw snow lying white on Mount Fuji, at the end of the Fifth Month.

時しらぬ山はふじのねいつとてかかのこまだらに雪のふるらん

toki shiranu
yama wa fuji no ne
itsu tote ka
ka no ko madara ni
yuki no fururan
It knows not the season,
The peak of Fuji Mountain;
When is it that
Fawn-dappled
Snow should fall?

Narihira
業平

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