Ono no Komachi, [Hana no iro wa] … “The flowers withered” …

Painting by Totoya Hokkei

Ono no Komachi and Cherry Blossoms by Totoya Hokkei


Ono no Komachi

 
[Hana no iro wa]

 
The flowers withered
Their color faded away
While meaninglessly
I spent my days in the world
And the long rains were falling

       [Trans. Donald Keene]

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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on January 27, 2017.

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