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KYS VII: 375

Composed in the conception of Love at the poetry competition held at the house of Lord Saneyuki.

恋わびておさふる袖や流れいづる涙の川の堰なるらむ

koFi wabite
osaFuru sode ya
nagare’iduru
namida no kaFa no
iseki naruramu
Grieving for love,
Are my wave-dashed sleeves
For this outflowing
River of tears
A dam, perhaps?

Fujiwara no Michitsune (1060?-?)
藤原道経