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SIS III: 184

Composed for a scene of the Chrysanthemum Festival for a folding screen on the occasion of the coming of age ceremony of the Sanjō Empress.

我が宿の菊の白露今日ごとに幾世積もりて淵となる覧

wa ga yado no
kiku no siratuyu
keFu goto ni
iku yo tumorite
Futi to naruran
At my house
White dewdrops on the chrysanthemums:
Today, above all,
I would the ages pile upon each other
And become a deep, deep pool!

Motosuke.