KYS IX: 602

During the reign of Retired Emperor Horikawa, when Middle Councillor [Minamoto no] Shigesuke (1045-1122) was the Controller of the Chamberlain’s Office, he sent this together with a letter from [his eldest son] Minamoto no Toshishige requesting a position as Secretary in the Ministry of Ceremonial.

日の光あまねき空のけしきにもわが身一つは雲隱れつゝ

Fi no Fikari
amaneki sora no
kesiki ni mo
wa ga mi Fitotu Fa
kumo kakuretutu
The sunlight
Fills the entire sky;
Yet in this sight
I alone
Am always hidden ’neath the clouds.

Minamoto no Toshiyori
源俊頼

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