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A certain man came up to the capital from the East and went to the house of woman with whom he had spoken long before; when she asked why he had come to see her in such haste, he said:


oroka ni mo
adumadi no
Fuseya to iFisi
nobe ni nenamasi
Had I thought of you
On the Eastern roads,
Upon Fuseya
Plain would I have rather slept!


Sanekata Shū 178

When I was sleeping with the same Captain, he said, ‘This is most lonely and tedious! Let’s see if there are any ladies around!’ and sent off a servant who, on returning, said, ‘There is only the voice of a lady saying “Oh, how my belly hurts!”’


sonohara ya
ika ni yamasiku
omoFu zo mo
Fuseya to iFamu
kokoro ya Fa naki
In Sonohara (your belly):
How painful
Do you feel it is?
Of Fuseya (sleeping with me),
Don’t you think at all?