KYS X: 620

After Koshikibu no Naishi had died, Izumi Shikibu had several robes which Empress Jōtōmon’in [Shōshi] had given her daughter over the years as keepsakes; when she saw notes she had made with Koshikibu, she composed:


morotomo ni
koke no sita ni Fa
kutizu site
udumorenu na wo
miru zo kanasiki
With her
Beneath the moss
Imperishable, and
Of high renown, her name:
To see it is a bitter grief.

Izumi Shikibu

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