KKS IV: 179

Composed on the evening of the Seventh Day.

年ごとにあふとはすれどたなばたのぬるよのかずぞすくなかりける

tosi goto ni
aFu to suredo
tanabata no
nuru yo no kazu zo
sukunakarikeru
Every year
She meets him, yet
The Weaver Maid’s
Nights of passion
Are few indeed.

Ōshikōchi no Mitsune (Fl. 898-922)
凡河内躬恒

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