SZS XII: 708

Composed on the conception of love that is unrequited despite one’s prayers, when composing ten poems on love at the residence of Supernumerary Middle Councillor Toshitada.

うかりける人を初瀬の山颪よはけしかれとはいのらぬものを

ukarikeru
Fito wo Fatuse no
yama’orosi
yo Fagesikare to Fa
inoranu mono wo
A heartless
Woman is as Hatsuse’s
Mountain winds,
Raging in the night, they say, and
As unmoved by prayer…

Minamoto no Shunrai

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