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Sanekata Shū 189

A fan owned by His Highness, the Crown Prince, had upon it a picture of a cuckoo in flight across Mount Kurahashi, and when many people sent poems to accompany it:

さつきやみ倉橋山のほとゝぎすおぼつかなくもなきわたるかな

satuki yami
kuraFasiyama no
Fototogisu
obotukanaku mo
nakiwataru kana
In the Fifth Month’s gloom,
On Kurahashi Mountain
A cuckoo
Faintly
Cries out.