One hundred Poems
Asajiu no ono no
amarite nado ka
hito no koishiki
Though I scarcely show my secret feelings
like those few reeds sprouting unnoticed in low bamboo, they are too much for me to hide.
Why do I love you so?
Minamoto no Hitoshi (源等, 880-951) was a Japanese waka poet of the mid-Heian period.
One of his poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.