KKS XI: 476

At the archery display by the Bodyguards of the Right on the Sixth day of the Fifth month, faintly seeing a lady’s face through the curtains of her carriage, he composed this, and sent it to her.


mizu mo arazu
mi mo senu Fito no
koFisiku Fa
ayanaku keFu ya
Not unseen,
Yet not seen, lady;
Have I longed
To no purpose, today,
Lost in thoughts of you?

Ariwara no Narihira

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