Kanpyō no ōntoki kiku awase 2

From the pond at Ōsawa in Saga. From this point on, poems refer to flowers on the suhama.

Fitomoto to
omoFisi mono wo
oFosaFa no
ike no soko ni mo
tare ka uwekemu
A single bloom
Did I think it was, but
In Ōsawa
Pond’s depths
Who might have planted it there?


A variant of this poem occurs in Kokinshū (V:275).

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