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SZS XIV: 858

Composed as a love poem when a hundred poem sequence was presented to former Emperor Sutoku.


koFi wo nomi
sugata no ike ni
mikusa wite
sumade yaminamu
na koso woshikere
Our love is simply
Form – Sugata Pond
Fills with waterweed, and
Grows stagnant – such an ending
Leaves only regret…

Ikuhōmon’in no Aki

This poem is also Kyūan hyakushu 1266.