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KKS XIV: 688

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Empress Dowager during the reign of the Kanpyō emperor.

思ふてふ事の葉のみや秋をへて色もかはらぬ物にはあるらん

omoFu teFu
koto no Fa nomi ya
aki wo Fete
iro mo kaFaranu
mono ni Fa aruran
My fond thoughts expressed
In words, and leaves, simply
On reaching autumn’s surfeit—
Won’t they change their hues?
No, that will never be.

Anonymous