SKKS XI: 1001

From a poetry contest held in the Tenryaku era (947-957)

人づてにしらせてしかなかくれぬのみごもりにのみこひやわたらん

hitozute ni
shiraseteshi kana
kakurenu no
migomori ni nomi
koi ya wataran
In others’ whispers
Should I let you know:
That from a hidden
Secret pool
Love reaches out?

Middle Councillor [Fujiwara no] Asatada (910-966)

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