Ise Shū 17

When she still made no reply, he implored her, ‘Even if you reject me! Anything! My lady!’


inase tomo
uki mono Fa
mi wo kokoro tomo
senu yo narikeri
Yea or nay
I cannot clearly say;
‘Tis cruel that
To my heart true
I cannot be, in this world.

was all she said, and finished with him.

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