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Sanekata Shū 185

When I had gone to the palace of the Former Empress to report that I was to leave for the provinces, Jijū the Handmaid said, while providing me with supplies for the journey:

みちのくにころものせきはたちぬれど

michinoku ni
koromo no seki Fa
tatinuredo
In Michinoku
The barrier of garments
Will you thread, yet

And I nimbly concluded:

またあふさかはたのもしきかな

mata aFusaka Fa
tanomosiki kana
Still, on Meeting Hill is
Where I would be.