Sanekata Shū 149

After I had been seeing a certain lady’s daughter in secret for a while, she died, and feeling inconsolable I wrote to her mother:

契りありてまたはこの世にうまるとも面がはりして見もや忘れむ

tigiri arite
mata Fa kono yo ni
umaru tomo
omogaFarisite
mi mo ya wasuremu
A bond we had, and
Once more into this world
Will she be born, yet
With a different face
I may see and still forget her…

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