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KYS VI: 339

Written in the margins [of a letter she had received from Fujiwara no Nagafusa on his appointment as Governor of Tsukushi].


wakaredi wo
geni ikabakari
kiku Fito saFe zo
sode Fa nurekeru
The path of parting
Beyond all measure sad
Must be,
For hearing of it, we too,
Have soaking sleeves.

[Empress] Jōtōmon’in [Shōshi] (988-1074)