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SIS XVIII: 1208

When a woman who had long been an acquaintence of Left Middle Captain Naritoki departed for Tsukushi, Lord Sanekata, went as a messenger to Usa, and she gave this to him out of concern.

今日迄は生の松原いきたれど我身のうさに歎てぞふる

keFu made Fa
iki no matubara
ikitaredo
wa ga mi no usa ni
nagekite zo Furu
Up until today
Among the pine groves of Iki
Have I lived, yet
In my desolation
Am I drowned in grief.

The Daughter of Fujiwara no Nochiō
藤原後生女