SZS XVI: 977

When she had been in the Jōtōmon In and was returning home, she received a letter from a fellow lady-in-waiting, say she would come for lessons on the Chinese zither, so she composed this in reply:


tuyu sigeki
yomogi ga naka no
musi no ne wo
oboroke nite ya
Fito no tadunemu
Among the weeds,
The insect cries
Are faint, I think?
For you to visit would be…

Murasaki Shikibu

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