KYS VI: 339

Written in the margins [of a letter she had received from Fujiwara no Nagafusa on his appointment as Governor of Tsukushi].

別路をげにいかばかり嘆くらん聞く人さへぞ袖はぬれける

wakaredi wo
geni ikabakari
nagekuran
kiku Fito saFe zo
sode Fa nurekeru
The path of parting
Beyond all measure sad
Must be,
For hearing of it, we too,
Have soaking sleeves.

[Empress] Jōtōmon’in [Shōshi] (988-1074)

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