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GSS I: 38

He had paid a visit to the house of an acquaintance where there was a plum tree. ‘When it blooms, I will certainly invite you to come,’ he was told, but when no letter arrived…


mume no Fana
ima Fa sakarini
tanomesi Fito no
wotodure mo senu
The plum blossom
Is now profusely
Blooming, it seems, but
From the man I trusted
Comes no note, at all…

The Suzakuin Prince and Minister for War [Atsukata/Atsumoto]


Sent to a man with whom she had conversed, when she had heard nothing from him for a long time.


kayabuki no
koya wasuraruru
tuma naramu
Fisasiku Fito no
wotodure mo senu
Is silver-grass the thatch for
The ancient hut where a forgotten
Wife does dwell?
Long has it been
With no word from you…

Hizen, from the household of the Former Ise Virgin