SKKS XI: 1005

Sent to a cold-hearted woman on the last day of the Twelfth Month.


aratama no
toshi ni makasete
miru yori wa
ware koso koeme
osaka no seki
An uncut gem,
The year: should I leave it to –
And just watch – far rather
Would I be the one passing beyond
The barrier of Ōsaka, place of meeting.

Kentoku-Kō [Fujiwara no Koremasa (924-972)]

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