SKKS XI: 1081

On ‘love among the clouds’, when she presented a fifty-poem sequence.

したもえにおもひきえなんけぶりだにあとなき雲のはてぞかなしき

shitamoe ni
omoi kienan
keburi dani
ato naki kumo no
hate zo kanashiki
Burning beneath,
I shall die of love;
Even my smoke
Leaving no mark among the clouds:
A sad ending, indeed.

The Daughter of Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari

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