Sanekata Shū 238

When the Taira Handmaid had not replied to me, I took a letter that she had sent to a lady’s house on some matter of business and, cutting out some words, sent them to her.

伊勢をのや海人と我身はなりぬらん袖のうらなる涙かこへば

ise wono ya
ama to wagami Fa
narinuran
sode no uranaru
namida kakoFeba
An Ise fisher
Man have I
Become?
My undersleeves
Bounded by tears…

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