KYS VII: 379

Sent to a woman who had fled from him.


koFisu teFu
mozi no sekimori
iku tabi ka
ware kakituramu
kokoro dukusi ni
Love – with that
Word I am warden of the barrier at Moji;
How many times have
I written it?
To the utter exhaustion of my heart!

Fujiwara no Akisuke (1090-1155)

This poem is also: Akisuke-shū 顕輔集 (1155?) 5.

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