SKKS XI: 1027

Sent to a lady’s house attached to a frond of fern which had taken on autumn colours.


wa ga koi mo
ima wa iro ni ya
noki no shinobu mo
Does my love, too,
Now with such passionate hues
Reveal itself, I wonder?
Secretly beneath my eaves the ferns
Have turned scarlet.

The Hanazono Minister of the Left

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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