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MYS VII: 1412

我が背子をいづち行かめとさき竹のそがひに寝しく今し悔しも

wa ga seko wo
iduti yukame to
sakitake no
sogapi ni nesiku
ima si kuyasimo
My darling man
Where could he go, I thought, so
As split bamboo
We slept back-to-back,
And now I am distraught…