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SKKS XIII: 1204

In the conception of waiting for love.

君まつとねやへもいらぬまきのとにいたくなふけそ山のはの月

kimi matsu to
neya e mo iranu
maki no to ni
itaku na fuke so
yama no ha no tsuki
Awaiting you
I’ll not enter my bed;
Upon my cedarwood door
Strike not so hard,
O, moonlight from the mountains’ edge.

Princess Shokushi
式子内親王

GSIS XVI: 967

Sent to a man who returned home, saying she had been slow to open her gate.

長しとて明ずやはあらむ秋の夜は待てかし槇のと計をだに

nagasi tote
akezu ya Fa aramu
aki no yo Fa
mate kasi maki no
to bakari wo dani
It lasts long, they say,
Without a hint of light, I think?
On an Autumn night
Wait awhile! Until my cedarwood
Door opens, at least!

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部