SKKS XI: 1006

When the Horikawa Regent [Fujiwara no Kanemichi (925-977)] sent her a letter asking where her home was:


wa ga yado wa
soko tomo nani ka
oshû beki
iwade koso mime
tazunekeri ya to
My home:
Where does it lie?
Should I truly tell you?
Better to be silent and gaze upon you,
Wondering whether you had asked in truth.

Hon’in no Jijū

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