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Izumi shikibu-shū 484

When the house of Bishop Mokuban burnt down, I sent a message, with this, to his mother.

出でにける門のほかをし知らぬ身は問ふべき程もさたすきにけり

idenikeru
kado no Foka wo si
siranu mi Fa
toFubeki Fodo mo
sada suginikeri
Departed
Through that other gate have you, while
In ignorance, I,
When I should have known,
Have passed my time.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部