The poet who composed the verse in the cloud reserve above the scene is given incorrectly as the eleventh-century poet Lady Sagami, for the poem is by Minamoto no Toshiyori (ca. 1055-1129). In its online entry for a related print by Harunobu using the same poem and poet-attribution, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (MMA acc. no. JP 3021) clarifies that the poem is by Toshiyori and provides this translation by Miyeko Murase:
Matsukaze no The autumn wind
oto dani aki wa over the pines sounds forlorn
sabishiki ni In the loneliness,
koromo utsu nari the sound of fulling cloth at Tamagawa.