KKS XII: 568

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Empress Dowager during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor.


sinuru inoti
iki mo ya suru to
kokoromi ni
tama no wo bakari
aFamu to iFanamu
I have died for love of you, but
Might life return?
Try, if only as
A fragile jewelled thread, and
Say that you will meet with me!

Fujiwara no Okikaze

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