What is the meaning of the following tanka by Saigo Hoshi which I came to read today?
Now indeed I know
That when we said "remember"
and we swore it so,
it was in "we will forget"
that our thoughts truly met.
In my point of view, generally it may suggest that people will say or ask other people to "remember" certain things because they think those things will be forgotten by them. If they believe that they will never forget about them or certain things,they would not swear to "remember".
Further referring to the individuals suggested in the above, it implies that this person want the other person to "remember" about them, because he/she may feel that the other person will forget about their love. In short, the above tanka manifests the inner feelings of a lover who fears that his/her lover will forget about them.
(I am sorry if I have given a wrong interpretation. The above are only my ideas about the given poem.)