Category Archives: Sanekata Shū

Sanekata Shū 346

On the Seventh Day of the Seventh Month, on the feelings of the Weaver Maid at parting:


mateba tanomosi
tanabata no
kono yo ni aFanu
naka wo ikani semu
Though they must part
If she but waits, trust can
The Weaver Maid;
Unmet this night,
What is to become of us…

Sanekata Shū 339

I was unable to meet with a lady, with whom I had been conversing, for some time due to a hindrance, and hearing that she had said I was probably unwell:


aya na waga
omoFi waduraFu
koto mo nasi
aFanu bakari ya
Absurd, indeed! I
For suffering
Have no cause;
Not meeting you, is all
That would bring me pain…