SIS XX: 1309

In the final month of the year in which the wife of Middle Councillor Kanesuke had died, Tsurayuki paid him a visit and composed this while they were talking sadly.

恋ふる間に年の暮れなば亡き人の別やいとゞ遠くなりなん

koFuru ma ni
tosi no kurenaba
nakibito no
wakare ya itodo
toFokunarinan
While thinking fondly of her
Should the year come to an end,
She, who’s dead,
Will be parted even
Further from us…

Ki no Tsurayuki

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