GSIS XV: 860

Composed beholding the bright moon, when he was suffering from illness and considering abdicating the throne.


kokoro ni mo
arade ukiyo ni
yoFa no tuki kana
My heart
Is not in it, but in this sorry world
Should I stay on, then
Surely will I love
Tonight’s midnight moon!

Former Emperor Sanjō

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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