The Maiden and the Dog

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‘I’m waiting for my boyfriend to get home. Wake the neighbours and you’re going back on generic dog food.’

As the bold huntsman on some mountain path
Waits for the stag he hopes may pass that way,
So wait I for my love both night and day:–
Then bark not at him, as thou fearest my wrath.

From ‘The Tale of Genji‘, widely considered a masterpiece of Japanese literature.

 

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