The flowers withered…

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

The flowers withered, / Their color faded away, / While meaninglessly / I spent my days in the world / And the long rains were falling. // - Ono no Komachi (c.825 - c.900); trans. by [ドナルド・キーン] (1922 - 2019)

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花の色は うつりにけりな いたづらに わが身世にふる ながめせしまに。 - 小野小町(おののこまち) (825頃 - 900頃): 『古今和歌集(こきんわかしゅう)』、『(小倉)百人一首

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