SKS VIII: 269

Composed when a man from the same place stopped writing to her completely.

幾返りつらしと人をみ熊野の恨めしながら戀しかるらむ

iku kaFeri
turasi to Fito wo
mikumano no
uramesinagara
koFisikaruramu
Time and time again
Of his cruelty I’ve thought, yet
Seeing him-as across Mikumano Bay
I hate him, but
I love him, too, it seems.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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