GYS X: 1461

When a man who had come to see her around the Eighth Month left behind his fan, which was decorated with a picture of bamboo leaves spotted with dewdrops, after some time had passed, she returned it, with this.


shinonome ni
okite wakareshi
hito yori wa
hisashiku tomaru
take no ha no tsuyu
At the break of dawn
He rose and left—
That man, but
Much longer lingered
Dewdrops on the bamboo leaves.

Izumi Shikibu


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ki ni mo arazu
kusa ni mo aranu
take no yo no
hasi ni wa ga mi Fa
’Tis not a tree,
Nor yet a grass, but
On bamboo stalks
Brief as the space between the joints
Does seem to be my fate…


A certain person states that this is a poem by Prince Takatsu.