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KKS IV: 244

A poem composed at a poetry competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress, during the Kanpyô period.

我のみやあはれとおもはむきりぎりすなくゆふかげのやまとなでしこ

ware nomi ya
aFare to omoFan
kirigirisu
naku yuFukage no
yamato nadesiko
Is it only I
Who loves it so?
Crickets
Chirping in the evening shadows
On the wild pinks.

The Monk Sosei
素性法師