SKKS XVI: 1509

In the first year of Eiji (1141) as the time of [Emperor Sutoku’s] abdication drew near, Toshinari sat up all night gazing at the moon.


wasureji yo
wasuru na to dani
kumoi no tsuki no
kokoro ariseba
Never shall I forget you! And
Never forget me–is all that
I would say,
If the cloud-dwelling moon
But had a heart…

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari

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