SKS IX: 312

When she was abandoned by Yasumasa, she composed this in response to an enquiry by [Fujiwara no] Kanefusa.

人しれず物思ふことはならひにき花に別れぬ春しなければ

Fito sirezu
mono’omofu koto Fa
naraFiniki
Fana ni wakarenu
Faru si nakereba
Out of his thoughts
In desolation-
I am used to it now;
Never parting from the blooms-
There’s no such Spring, at all.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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