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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