KYS VII: 406

Composed at the Kesōbumi Match during the reign of Retired Emperor Horikawa (1079-1107; r. 1086-1107).

思ひやれとはで日をふる五月雨に獨やどもるそでの雫を

omoFiyare
toFade Fi wo furu
samidare no
Fitori yado moru
sode no siduku wo
Keep thinking of me!
Days go by without a word-
In the early summer rain
I ward this house alone-
Droplets on my sleeves.

Empress Higo

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