SKKS XV: 1394

A love poem, from when he presented a hundred poem sequence to Retired Emperor Sutoku.


omoi wabi
mishi omokage wa
sate okite
koi sezariken
ori zo koishiki
Sunk in grief
At a face once glimpsed-
I’ll not say it more!
When I had never loved-
That time is dearest to me now.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari

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