Commonly known as Karasumaru-gire (烏丸切)
Late Heian period, 12th century
Page from book, mounted as hanging scroll; ink on paper
20.5 x 12.8 cm (8 1/8 x 5 in.)
…but I believe no white dew taints leaves or grasses. // What sort of dews / turned leaves and grasses / into thousands of different colors / in the autumn field? // Which grasses should I choose / to remind me of the autumn field / where all of them change colors? // Ki no Tomonori [fl. ca. 890]
/ Although I am not a deer / who lost its mate, / still I want to moan in the autumn field.