To a suffering/Spirit will I for a while

Ise is referring to a poem which occurs in some texts of the Shūishū:

うしとおもふ心をしばしなぐさめむ後に世人をあはれと思はむ

usi to omoFu
kokoro wo sibasi
nagusamemu
noti ni yobito wo
aFare to omoFamu
To a suffering
Spirit will I for a while
Give my care;
Only after for a mundane man
Will I have sympathy!

Applied to Nakahira, she means, ‘I can’t be bothered with you when I have Her Majesty to worry about!’

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