SKKS XIII: 1155

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あふまでのいのちもがなとおもひしはくやしかりけるわが心かな

au made no
inochi mogana to
omoishi wa
kuyashikarikeru
wa ga kokoro kana
If, just until we’d met
My life would last, I’d be content,
I thought:
I have much to regret
Within my heart.

The Monk Saigyō
西行

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