Horikawa-in Enjo Awase 23


saranu dani
namida no kakaru
wa ga sode o
kakurenurashi zo
michishiba no tsuyu
‘Tis not that
Tears hanging on
My sleeves have
Secretly drenched them—‘tis
Dewdrops from the roadside grasses.

The Minister of Justice

I don’t think this is particularly moving; the conjecture is brief, and the greater than normal pivot is lacking in realism.

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