GSIS XVI: 967

Sent to a man who returned home, saying she had been slow to open her gate.

長しとて明ずやはあらむ秋の夜は待てかし槇のと計をだに

nagasi tote
akezu ya Fa aramu
aki no yo Fa
mate kasi maki no
to bakari wo dani
It lasts long, they say,
Without a hint of light, I think?
On an Autumn night
Wait awhile! Until my cedarwood
Door opens, at least!

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

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