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KKS II: 81

Composed on seeing cherry blossom flowing along the stream in the grounds of the Palace of the Crown Prince.

枝よりもあだにちりにし花なればおちても水の泡とこそなれ

eda yori mo
ada ni tirinisi
Fana nareba
otitemo midu no
awa to koso nare
From the branch
Have simply scattered
These blossoms, so they are
Fallen, yet the waters’
Foam have they become.

Sugano no Takayo