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GSS IX: 508

When he was talking to someone in secret, other people in the house created a disturbance, so he returned home and sent this to her:

曉と何か言ひけむ別るれば夜ゐもいとこそわびしかりけれ

akatuki to
nani ka iFikemu
wakarureba
yowi mo ito koso
wabisikarikere
About the dawn,
What can I say?
But parting
At night is far more
Painful.

Tsurayuki
貫之

 

KKS XIII: 616

Composed during a gentle rain and sent to a woman he had been secretly seeing since the first day of the Third Month.

おきもせずねもせで夜をあかしては春の物とてながめくらしつ

oki mo sezu
ne mo sede yoru wo
akasite Fa
Faru no mono tote
nagame kurasitu
Not awake and yet
Not sleepless through the night, and
With the dawn
Comes a scene from Spring:
Ever-falling rain to gaze upon all day.

Ariwara no Narihira (825-880)
有原業平