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SKKS XI: 1049

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難波潟みじかき蘆のふしのまも逢はでこの世をすぐしてよとや

naniwagata
mijikaki ashi no
fushi no ma mo
awade kono yo o
sugushiteyo to ya
In the Naniwa tidelands,
Brief, indeed, are the reeds’
Span between the knots upon their stalks, but
Such times in this world without meeting you—
Are you really telling me to just go on like that?

Ise

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