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KKS IV: 239

Composed at a poetry competition at Prince Koresada’s house.

なに人かきてぬぎかけしふぢばかまくる秋ごとにのべをにほはす

nani Fito ka
kite nugi kakesi
Fudibakama
kuru aki gotoni
nobe wo niFoFasu
What manner of person
Has come, stripped off, and hung up
Purple trousers? Thoroughworts
Arrive every Autumn
Filling the fields with fragrance.

Toshiyuki