Ise Mongatari, Chapter 96

Written by a woman and sent to a man whom she had promised to marry, after her family have disagreed and taken her away:


aki kakete
iFisinagara mo
ko no Fa Furisiku
e ni koso arikere
‘When autumn comes’
I said,
And yet, ‘tis not to be;
Fallen leaves swept along
The inlet, indeed!

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