GSS XI: 776

Sent to the Princess in the fishing pavilion.

筑波嶺の峰より落つるみなの河戀ぞ積もりて淵となりける

tukubane no
mine yori oturu
mina no kaFa
koFi zo tumorite
Futi to narikeru
From the heights of Tsukuba,
Tumbling from the peak, comes
The river Mina-man and woman’s flow-
Swelling my love
Into a deep, still pool.

Emperor Yōzei (868-949; r. 876-884)

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