Ise Shū 14

At around this time, the Consort who had borne His Majesty Princes became ill and all her ladies remained close by to serve her. The first man, using a woman called Ki Kuraudo, sent a message asking her to come out of the anteroom and when she sent back, ‘To a suffering/Spirit will I for a while‘, he composed:


yoFi no ma ni
Faya nagusameyo
iso no kami
furinisi toko mo
Within the night
Hurry and console me!
Age old dust
Has fallen on our bed?
We should sweep it clean!

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