GSIS XII: 711

Sent to a man who each night said he would come, but did not.

今宵さへあらばかくこそ思ほえめけふ暮れぬ閒の命共がな

koyoFi saFe
araba kaku koso
omoFoeme
keFu kurenu ma no
inoti tomo gana
If through tonight
I live, only the same
Feelings will I have;
By this day’s dusk
I would my life were done!

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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