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SKKS XII: 1087

On the conception of hidden love, when he held a poetry match in one hundred rounds at his house, while he was Major Captain of the Left.


morasu na yo
kumo’iru mine no
ko no ha wa shita ni
iro kawaru tomo
O, don’t drip down,
Peak-clinging clouds
First shower!
For under you the trees’ leaves
Will yet change their hues…[i]

The Regent and Grand Minister

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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[i] An allusive variation on KKS V: 260.