KKS XII: 571

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Empress Dowager during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor.


koFisiki ni
wabite tamasiFi
munasiki kara no
na ni ya nokoramu
If, for love of you and
Suffering, my soul
Should wander in confusion,
As an empty husk—
Would that be my reputation?


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