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GSIS XIII: 748

He had been secretly seeing the lady who had been sent to be the Ise Virgin, but when this became known to His Majesty, he put a guard upon her, and it was no longer possible to visit in secret, so he composed.

逢坂は東路とこそきゝしかど心盡しのせきにぞありける

aFusaka Fa
adumadi to koso
kikisikado
kokoro dukusi no
seki ni zo arikeru
Meeting Hill lies
Upon the road to the East
I had heard, and yet
My heart is exhausted by
The barrier here!

Master of the Left Capital Office, Michimasa
左京大夫通雅

GSS XV: 1089

Composed when he had built himself a hut at Meeting Hill, and was watching people go by.

これやこの行くも帰るも別れつつ知るも知らぬも逢坂の関

kore ya kono
yuku mo kaFeru mo
wakaretutu
siru mo siranu mo
aFusaka no seki
This is truly where
Folk leaving and returning
Are ever parting;
Strangers and friends:
Meeting Hill’s barrier.

Semimaru
蝉丸