KKS IV: 231

Composed and presented at the maidenflower [poetry] competition at the Suzaku Palace.

秋ならであふことかたきをみなへしあまのかはらにおひぬものゆゑ

aki narade
aFu koto kataki
wominaFesi
ama no kaFara ni
oFinu mono yuFe
Outside of autumn
It’s impossible to meet
Maidenflowers,
Though heaven’s river meadows
Are not where they grow.

Fujiwara no Sadakata

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