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SZS II: 95

Composed as a poem on blossom.

散る花を身にかふ計おもへども叶はで年の老いにける哉

tiru Fana wo
mi ni kaFu bakari
omoFedomo
kanaFade tosi no
oinikeru kana
The scattering blossom
For myself to exchange, is my only
Thought, but
It does nothing and with every year
I grow a little older!

The Monk Dōin

KYS I: 2

Kinzane composed this in the conception of the beginning of spring.

春たちて木末にきえぬ白雪はまだきに咲ける花かとぞ見る

Faru tatite
kozue ni kienu
sira yuki Fa
madaki ni sakeru
Fana ka to zo miru
Spring has risen and
On the treetops still remains
Snow-white-
Early blooming
Flowers appear to be.

Master of the Crown Prince’s Household [Fujiwara no] Kinzane

GSS III: 123

On the road, on a profusion of blossom around the Third Month.

折つればたぶさにけがる立てながら三世の佛に花たてまつる

wori tureba
tabusa ni kegaru
tatenagara
miyo no Fotoke ni
Fana tatematuru
Were I to pluck one,
My hand would besmirch it, so
As they stand
To the Three Worlds’ Buddhas
I’ll proffer these flowers.

Archbishop Henjō
僧正遍照