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GSIS XVI: 926

Composed when a man denied it was so, after she had sent him a reply in which she said how much she hated him for sending a letter to another woman.

空になる人の心はさゝ蟹のいかにけふ又かくてくらさむ

sora ni naru
Fito no kokoro Fa
sasagani no
ika ni keFu mata
kakute kurasamu
An airy
Man’s heart is as
A spider’s
Web
; how should I today
Pass my time?

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部