SZS IX: 564

Someone who had gone to a distant place died there and when their relations returned to the capital with the sad news, she composed:


idukata no
kumodi to siraba
tura Fanarekemu
kari no yukuwe wo
On which
Cloudway has he gone-could I but know,
I would travel too –
From his flock astray –
To that goose’s whereabouts.

Murasaki Shikibu

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