GSS XVII: 1240

Written on something when he had first shaved his head.

たらちめはかゝれとてしもむばたまの我が黑髮を撫でずや有りけん

taratime Fa
kakare tote simo
mubatama no
wa ga kuro kami wo
nadezu ya ariken
My loving mother:
Had she known this would be,
Lily-seed
Black, my hair,
She would not have smoothed, I think.

Archbishop Henjō
僧正遍照

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