Sanekata Shū 9

Composed when the Major Captain, perhaps bearing some ill will against me for something and not seeing me for a while, sent to me saying, ‘Why not come over to the Shirakawa estate?’

白川にさそふ水だになかりせば心もゆかずおもはましやは

sirakawa ni
sasoFu midu dani
nakariseba
kokoro mo yukazu
omoFamasi ya Fa
Had to Shirakawa
Inviting waters
Not come,
Suffering
Would have remained rooted in my heart.

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