GSIS XIII: 757

Having been forgotten by a man, she bundled up some clothing and sent it to him, writing this on the leather belt fastening it.

泣き流す涙に堪へで絶えぬればはなだの帶の心地社すれ

nakinagasu
namida ni taFede
taenureba
Fanada no obi no
kokoti koso sure
This weeping flow
Of tears is too much to bear, and
We are done, so
A broken pale-blue belt
Would express my feelings.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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