yogaruru toko no
kai ya nakaramu
|My cruelty was it that
Kept him from my bed these many nights;
Should I spread it and think of him alone,
Would that have no effect at all?
munashiki toko no
|Sick am I of love –
In an empty bed’s
How many nights, how many times,
Must I awake?
Both Left and Right together state: we find no faults to mention.
In judgement: both of the ‘blankets’ (samushiro) of the Left and Right here seem elegant. The configuration of the Left’s ‘my cruelty was it that kept him from my bed these many nights; my blanket’ (ukimi yue yogaruru toko no samushiro) and the conception of the Right’s ‘sick am I of love – in an empty bed’s’ (koiwabinu munashiki toko no) are such that I find both difficult to put down. I must make the round a tie.