< Grass of Forgetfulness >
Text(Edward G. Seidensticker; The Tale of Genji)
<Suma>   P232-21
"Grasses of forgetfulness" might have sprung up had he quite vanished from the earth; but he was at Suma, not so very far away, she had heard. She could not know when he would return.

<The Ivy>  P895-13
At Rokujo the ´grasses of forgetfulness´ were princes and princesses there again, and soon it was as lively as ever.

<A Boat upon the Waters>  
Her mother would grieve for a time; but she had all those other children and would presently gather grasses of forgetfulness. Death would bring less lingering sorrow than disgrace.

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