A man who she had been seeing in secret-what can he have been thinking?-returned home after it was light on the morning of the Fifth Day of the Fifth Month, saying, ‘This morning, I am happy to show myself!’; she composed this in reply.
kari ni mo kuramu
mono yuFe ni
neya no tuma to ya
Fito no miruran
To pick-and as briefly have you been here-
But even so,
Within lies your wife-as you open the shutters–
Is that what folk will see?