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SKKS III: 283

Composed for a folding screen of the moon, during the Engi period.

夏はつる扇と秋の白露といづれかまづはおかむとすらん

natsu hatsuru
ōgi to aki no
shiratsuyu to
izure ka mazu wa
okamu to suran
With the end of summer
My fan or the autumn’s
Silver dewdrops
Which will be the  first
To fall, I wonder!

Mibu no Tadamine

This poem is also Wakan rōeishū 169.