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KKS XII: 563

A poem composed at a competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress during the Kampyō era (889-898).

ゆふされば螢よりけにもゆれどもひかりみねばや人のつれなき

sasa no Fa ni
woku simo yori mo
Fitori nuru
wa ga koromode zo
saemasarikeru
On bamboo grass leaves
Settles frost, but
Sleeping alone,
My sleeves
Are colder still by far.

Ki no Tomonori
紀友則