SKKS XII: 1111

On hidden love, from a hundred poem sequence when the Lay-Priest and former Regent was Minister of the Right.


chirasu na yo
shino no hagusa no
kari nite mo
tsuyu kakarubeki
sode no ue ka wa
Drip not!
Leaves of bamboo seedlings
I’d not pluck-briefly, indeed,
Must dewdrops cling there,
Above my sleeves, perhaps?

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari

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