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Mandaishū XIV: 2648

Composed on Love after Parting during the reign of Former Emperor Nijō (1143-1165; r. 1158-1165).

水無瀬川流れてとこそ思ひしかこはいかにしてたえはじめけむ

minasegawa
nagarete to koso
omoishi ka
ko wa ika ni shite
taehajimekemu
The River Minase
Rapidly runs – did
I think that once?
Now what am I to do
That our parting has begun?

Minister of Justice [Fujiwara no] Norikane
刑部卿範兼