Horikawa-in Enjo Awase 12


tsurashi to mo
iza ya ikaga wa
ause madaki ni
tayuru kokoro wa
How cruel!
Why as
Spring waters rushing from the rocks did
Our meeting swiftly
Did you wish to end?

Kazusa, in service to the Empress

In reply


yo yo futomo
taeji to zo omou
kamigaki no
iwane o kuguru
mizu no kokoro wa
Age upon age may pass, yet
Never shall we end, I feel, as from
The sacred precinct’s
Rocky roots flow
Waters—that is my heart!


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