SZS XVIII: 1182

Composed on ayame (sweet flags) for the Fifth Day of the Fifth Month.

けふかくる袂に根ざせ菖蒲草憂は我身にありと志らずや

keFu kakuru
tamoto ni ne zase
ayamegusa
uki Fa wa ga mi ni
ari to sirazu ya
Today, we hang you up, so
In my sleeve take root,
O Sweet flags!
My body is a thing of clay,
Don’t you know?

The Monk Dōin

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