SGSS XI: 640

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Dowager Empress during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor.


hito shirezu
shita ni nagaruru
seki todomenamu
kage wa miyuru to
Unknown to all
Beneath there flows
A river of tears;
O, for a dam to halt it, that
I could glimpse her face…


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