Sanekata Shū 263

Sent to a lady’s house, on an evening when I was serving at the palace.

うちかへし思へばあやし小夜衣九重きつゝたれを戀ふらむ

utikaFesi
omoFeba ayasi
sayogoromo
kokonoFe kitutu
tare wo koFuramu
No matter how
I ponder it, ’tis strange:
My nightshirt—inside out—or
Ninefold garb put on, but for
Who, indeed, is my yearning?

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