SKKS XI: 1036

On ‘hidden love’ in a hundred poem sequence.


wa ga koi wa
shiru hito mo nashi
seku to kono
namida morasu na
tsuge no omakura
Of my love,
There’s not a one who knows;
O, dam up these
Tears of mine, so they won’t drench you,
My little boxwood pillow!

Princess Shokushi

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