ShKKS XI: 1038

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


yoso ni mishi
hito ni omoi o
kokoro kara koso
shita ni kogarure
Casually did I see
Her, and the fires of passion
First ignited;
From within my heart,
I secretly smoulder.


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