MYS II: 140

A poem composed by the Maiden of Yosami, the wife of Hitomaro, Lord Kakinomoto, when she parted from him.


na omopi to
kimi pa ipedomo
apamu toki
itu to sirite ka
wa ga kopizaramu
‘Think not of me,’
You say, my Lord, yet
When will we meet again?
Wondering that, could
I live without love?

The Maiden of Yosami

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