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Tale of Genji detail


Oh, Fujitsubo,

to hint at old resentments

just adds to despair.

If only I could vanish!

My guards officer

spoke of how we’d worn heartvine

in the olden days.

I attached a note for the

Prince to an unblossomed branch

and took my farewell.

No more flowers in my cap.

The sad Oe station

is only marked by pine groves.

This is littoral exile!