GSIS VII: 434

Composed for the Seventh Night [festivities] on the birth of Retired Emperor Go-Suzaku (1009-1045; r. 1035-1045).

いとけなき衣の袖はせばくとも劫の上をば撫でつくしてん

itokenaki
koromo no sode Fa
sebaku tomo
koFu no uFe wo ba
nade tukusiten
An infant’s
Garb has sleeves
So narrow, yet
An eternal stone
With them could you rub away.

Fujiwara no Kintō
藤原公任

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