SIS VIII: 470

When Tachibana no Tadamoto had been seeing someone’s daughter in secret, he sent this to her to tell her he was going far away.

忘るなよほどは雲居になりぬとも空行く月のめぐりあふまで

wasuru na yo
hodo wa kumoi ni
narinu tomo
sora yuku tsuki no
meguri au made
Forget me not!
For though the heavens’ span
May part us
As the sky-bound moon
Circles we shall meet again.

Tachibana no Tadamoto

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