A Hundred Verses from Old Japan (The Hyakunin-isshu), tr. by William N. Porter, , at sacred-texts.com
DEATH had no terrors, Life no joys,
Before I met with thee;
But now I fear, however long
My life may chance to be,
’Twill be too short for me!
Yoshitaka died in the year 974. See verse No. 18 for a note of the Fujiwara family.