SKKS V: 534

An Autumn poem from a hundred poem sequence she presented.

きりの葉もふみわけがたくなりにけりかならず人をまつとなけれど

kiri no ha mo
fumiwakegataku
narinikeri
kanarazu hito o
matsu to nakeredo
The paulownia leaves
Impassable
Have become, you know.
Not there is anyone
I’m waiting for, you understand!

Princess Shokushi
式子内親王

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