KYS VII: 401

Composed as a love poem.


iFanu ma Fa
simo FaFu asi no
ne wo sigemi
Fimanaki koFi wo
Fito sirurame ya
I say nothing, yet in the marsh
Below creep the reeds’
Roots in profusion-
No space between them-my love
I wonder if she knows it?

The Regent and Minister of the Left [Fujiwara no Tadamichi]

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