A Hundred Verses from Old Japan (The Hyakunin-isshu), tr. by William N. Porter, , at sacred-texts.com
MY sleeve is wet with floods of tears
As here I sit and cry;
’Tis wetter than a low-tide rock,—
No one, howe’er he try,
Can find a spot that 's dry!
The Lady Sanuki was one of the Minamoto family, and lived at the Court of the Emperor Nijō, who reigned A.D. 1159-1165. She was the daughter of the retired Emperor Goshirakawa, and died A.D. 1165.