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Sanekata Shū 299

When I had been conversing with a lady for some time, I said this to her around the Fourth Month:

卯花の垣根がくれのほとゝぎすわが忍び音といづれほどへぬ

u no Fana no
kakinegakure no
Fototogisu
wa ga sinobine to
idure Fodo Fenu
Among the scattered, white deutzia blooms
Along the fence concealed is
A cuckoo;
My plaintive cry, or his,
Which has lasted longer?