SIS III: 149

From a folding screen with a picture of the moon, in the Engi period (901-23).

たなばたに脱ぎてかしつる唐衣いとゞ涙に袖や濡るらん

tanabata ni
nugite kasituru
kara koromo
itodo namida ni
sode ya nururan
For the Weaver Maid
I’ll doff and proffer her
My Chinese robe;
What great flow of tears
Will wet its sleeves, I wonder.

Tsurayuki
貫之

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