SKKS XIV: 1239

When the Lay Priest Regent had not come to see her for a long time, she composed this on seeing the water in a basin for washing her hair.


taenuru ka
kage dani mieba
toubeki ni
katami no mizu wa
mikusa inkeri
Is it all so hopeless?
Could I but see your face,
I would ask you, but
The water you have left behind
Is filled with water-weed.

The Mother of Major Captain of the Right, Michitsuna

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