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

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Original Citation

Ono no Komachi. Kokinshu [Kokin Wakashu]. c. 914.

Current Citation

Ono no Komachi. "Kokinshu." Anthology of Japanese Literature, edited by Donald Keene. Vol. 1, Grove Press, 1994.