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 Shink├░kai 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….