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KKS XIII: 661

A poem from a poetry contest held by Her Majesty, the Empress, during the Kanpyô period.

紅の色にはいでじかくれぬのしたにかよひてこひはしぬとも

kurenawi no
iro ni Fa idezi
kakure nu no
sita ni kayoFite
koFi Fa sinu tomo
The crimson
Of passion I’ll not display,
Beneath this hidden marsh
Flow waters back and forth,
Though I die of this love.

Ki no Tomonori
紀友則