SKS III: 127

Composed at the home of the Regent and Former Prime Minister.

霜枯るゝ花とも見ずは白菊の移ろふ色を歎かさらまし

shimogaruru
hana to mo mizu wa
shiragiku no
utsurou iro o
nagekazaramashi
If frost-burned
Flowers I failed to spot,
White chrysanthemums’
Shifting hues
Might not cause me grief…

Minamoto no Koremitsu

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