KYS I: 18

Composed on the scent of plum blossom at night.


mume ga e ni
kaze ya Fukuran
Faru no yo Fa
woranu sode saFe
nioFinuru kana
Are the plum trees’ branches
Being blown by the wind?
On a night in springtime
Even unfolded sleeves
Give forth a scent!

Nagafusa, Former Assistant Governor General of the Dazaifu

An image of a plum tree at night.

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