SKS VI: 178

When a lady-in-waiting who had been with her for a long time went down to Hyūga province, she composed this as a farewell gift.


akane sasu
Fi ni mukaFite mo
omoFi’ide yo
miyako Fa Farenu
nagamesuramu to
Shining madder red
The sun: toward it turn
And remember-
The capital will be under cloud
And sunk in gloom.

The Ichijō In Empress [Teishi]

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