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SKS VII: 207

A boy at the Mii Temple had promised to let him know if he came to the capital; although he heard that the boy was there, when he did not come to visit him, he sent him the following:

かげみえぬ君は雨夜の月なれやいでゝも人にしられざりけり

kage mienu
kimi Fa amayo no
tuki nare ya
idete mo Fito ni
sirarezarikeri
Unseen is the brightness of your face ?
Are you as a rain-filled night’s
Moon, perhaps?
Emerging, yet to folk
Not letting on!.

Bishop Kakuga (1090 – 1146)