Composed as a love poem.
hito wa matsuchi no
yama nari to
nenamashi mono o
izayoi no tsuki
|You made no promise, so
For you I’ll wait and upon Matsuchi
I will make my bed-while thus in idle thought
Just past full, the moon appeared.
The Senior Retired Emperor [Gotoba (1180-1239; r. 1183-1198)]