SKKS VIII: 827

After the death of Imperial Princess Shinshi, he had heard that Imperial Princess Sōshi was to move to her former residence, so he went to inspect it, but found everything unchanged; deep in memories of the distant past, he said this to one of the ladies-in-waiting.

ありすがはおなじながれはかはらねどみしやむかしの影ぞわすれぬ

arisugawa
onaji nagare wa
kawaranedo
mishi ya mukashi no
kage zo wasurenu
The Arisu River’s
Flow is just the same and
All unchanged, yet
She who saw it, long ago—
Her face never will I forget!

The Naka-no-in Minister of the Right

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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