SKS VI: 173

After Michisada had abandoned her, and gone to be governor of Michinoku, she sent him this.

もろともにたゝましものを陸奧の衣の關をよそにきくかな

morotomo ni
tatamasi mono wo
mitinoku no
koromo no seki wo
yoso ni kiku kana
Together
Would we once have cut our way; but
Of Michinoku’s
Garment-the Barrier of Koromo
I hear from another.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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