SKS I: 48

Composed on peonies by Imperial command, at a time when Retired Emperor Sutoku (1119 – 1164; r. 1123 – 1141) was still Emperor.


sakisi yori
tiriFaturu made
misi Fodo ni
Fana no moto nite
Fatuka Fenikeri
From first flower
To final fall
Have I watched them;
Seated by the blooms,
Twenty days have passed.

The Regent and Prime Minister [Fujiwara no Tadamichi (1097 – 1164)

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