KYS VII: 416

Composed on the conception of coming unexpectedly, but being unable to meet, when people were composing ten love poem sequences at the residence of Lord Toshitada.


Fazue ni musubu
siratuyu no
tamatama kite Fa
te ni mo tamarazu
My passion, to the dayflower’s
Leaf-tips clings
A silver dewdrop
Gem—unexpectedly arriving,
It will not fall into my hand…

Lord Minamoto no Toshiyori

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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