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GSS XVI: 1125

When he had a particular reason, he entrusted this to the former Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Mototsune (836-891)].

たのまれぬうき世中を歎きつゝ日陰に生ふる身を如何せん

tanomarenu
uki yo no naka wo
nagekitutu
Fikage ni oFuru
mi wo ika ni sen
Without any expectation
In this cruel world
Am I overwhelmed with grief;
In the sunlight grows
Fruit-what am I to do?

Ariwara no Narihira
有原業平