KYS VIII: 510

When various people were composing ten poems each about love, he composed this on a lover who comes, but will not stay.

玉津島きしうつ浪の立ち歸りせないでましぬ名殘寂しも

tamatusima
kisi utu nami no
tatikaFeri
sena idemasinu
nagori sabisimo
The jewelled island
Coast-striking waves
Rise and then return,
Even so my man departs;
How sad for him to leave me.

Master of the Palace Repairs Office [Fujiwara no] Akisue

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