GSIS XVII: 1001

When the earlier Nijō Minister [Fujiwara no Norimichi (996-1075)] recovered after having been ill for days, he said to her, ‘Why didn’t you ask after me?’ and she composed:

死ぬ計歎にこそは嘆きしかいきてとふべき身にしあらねば

sinu bakari
nageki ni koso Fa
nagekisika
ikite toFubeki
mi ni si araneba
Death alone
My worry for you
Might have brought me in my grief;
Should one ask if you’re alive-
I am not such a one.

Koshikibu no Naishi
小式部内侍

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