Sanekata Shū 268

On hearing that a certain lady had become close to another, I wrapped a lotus fruit in a leaf, to make a point of some sort to her.


hatisu nomi
omoFu wo itodo
ukiFa ni Fa
tuyu nite mo nawo
kokoro wokubesi
Bitter rue
You think it not, but how
Cruel to me, a leaf adrift
On dewdrops; now should
You pay me heed…

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