Sanekata Shū 163

On hearing that a certain lady had been being visited by another man, I put on a show of ignorance and wrote this upon his fan beside a drawing of Matsushima.


matu ni koso
omoFikakaru to
kikisi ma ni
ne ni araFarete
miyuru fudi nami
On these pines, indeed,
Do you think fondly,
I did hear;
Their slumbering roots washed
Plainly by wisteria waves.

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