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GSIS XIV: 806

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日にそへて憂事のみも増る哉暮ては頓て明けずもあらなむ

Fi ni soFete
uki koto nomi mo
masaru kana
kurete Fa yagate
akezu mo aranamu
All throughout the day
My misery alone
Has been overwhelming;
And with the dusk, in the end
It seems there is no hope of dawn.

The Former Nishinomiya Minister of the Left
西宮前左大臣
(Minamoto no Taka’akira 源高明)

SKKS XI: 999

Sent to the daughter of the Kujô Minister of the Right [Fujiwara no Morosuke].

とし月はわが身にそへてすぎぬれど思ふこゝろのゆかずもあるかな

toshi tsuki wa
wa ga mi ni soete
suginuredo
omou kokoro no
yukazu mo aru kana
The months and years
Add up for me,
But though they pass
My thoughts of you
Will never leave…

The Nishinomiya Former Minister of the Left [Minamoto no Taka’akira] (914-982)