Composed in the conception of Autumn leaves falling on a barrier road at the courtiers’ poetry competition in the hall of the Hōshu-ji in the Second Year of Kaō (1170).
|miyako ni Fa
mada awoba nite
sirakaFa no seki
|TIn the capital,
There still were leaves of green
Upon which to turn my gaze, yet
Scattered scarlet leaves cover
The barrier at Shirakawa.
Former Provisional Master of the Right Capital Office [Minamoto no] Yorimasa