GSIS X: 568

When Koshikibu no Naishi died, Izumi Shikibu composed this looking at her grandchildren.


todome okite
tare wo aFare to
ko Fa masaruran
ko Fa masarikeri
Left behind,
Who, fondly, do
You think upon, I wonder.
Worse for the children, perhaps.
Worst to lose my child.

Izumi Shikibu

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