A poem from One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each (Hyakunin isshu, 百人一首) by Fujiwara no Teika.
Translated by Peter MacMillan.
49. Onakatomi no Yoshinobu
This troubled heart of mine
is like the watch fire of the guards
of the palace gate –
it fades to embers by day,
but blazes up again each night.
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