GSIS XVII: 1008

Composed at a time when she was thinking the world was not as it had always been.

忍ぶべきひともなき身はある折にあはれあはれといひや置かまし

sinobubeki
Fito mo naki mi Fa
aru wori ni
aFareaFare to
iFi ya wokamasi
To think fondly of me when I’m gone
I have no one at all;
In my remaining time,
To bemoan my lot
Is that all for me to do?

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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