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SKKS XV: 1425

When the parents of a woman with whom he had been conversing secretly heard about it and forbade it.

かずならばかからましやは世中にいとかなしきはしづのをだまき

kazu naraba
kakaramashi ya
yo no naka ni
ito kanashiki wa
shizu no odamaki
If I were as other folk, then
I would not be treated so!
In this mundane world
A thread of sorrow winds on
The bobbin of my sorry lot!

Consultant [Ono no] Takamura

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.