DPF / Nukada

For birds, from The Penguin Book of Women Poets.

from When, loosened from the winter’s bonds / by Princess Nukada (anthology from 650-800) the Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkðkai translation

When, loosened from the winter’s bonds,
      The spring appears,
The birds that were silent
Come out and sing,
The flowers that were prisoned
Come out and bloom;
But….

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