GSS XV: 1097

When the Priestly Retired Emperor first took the tonsure, he trod a mountain path and the Empress first of all, and all his other senior and junior consorts gathered in the same palace; some three years later the Emperor returned, and at the end of a meal they had shared there, talking of long ago things


koto no Fa ni
taesenu tuyu Fa
okuran ya
mukasi oboyuru
madowi sitareba
Upon the leaves that are our words
Never-ending dew
, does it not?
When as in times long gone
We sit around together…

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