Tanka 01

curtains drawn,
the emperor's love
still lies abed—
on crimson peonies,
the morning sun shines

by Masaoki Shiki

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Comments (5)

An emperor remains emperor till he possess kingdom yet being human his emotions flows....10
'peony' is a kigo [season word] for Summer
- really a beautiful tanka
very powerful poem......!
an hidden eccentric message. Great