Izumi Shikibu’s Poem

Modern commentators believe that Kenshō is misquoting a poem from Izumi Shikibu’s personal collection here:

よさの海のあまのあまたにまつかたにおりやとりけむ浪の花なみ

yosa no umi
ama no amata ni
matsukata ni
ori ya torikemu
nami no hananami

By the see at Yosa
To the crowds of diver girls
Ever
Should I go and pluck them
From the blossoming breakers?

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