GSIS XIII: 745

Composed when a man who had not visited in a long time called upon her, and then did not call again.

なかなかにうかりしまゝにやみにせば忘るゝ程に成も志なまし

nakanaka ni
ukarisi mama ni
yami ni seba
wasururu Fodo ni
nari mo sinamasi
If completely
Cold were we
And had ended it,
Forgetting you
Would come easily.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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