GSS XVII: 1241

When he had gone to the province of Michinoku as its governor, he saw a withered pine tree at Takekuma, and had a sapling planted to replace it; after finishing his posting, he returned to the same province later, and saw the pine he had planted once more.

栽し時契やし剣武隈の松をふたたび逢ひ見つる哉

uesi toki
tigiri ya si ken
takekuma no
matu wo Futatabi
aFimituru kana
When I planted you
Did I make a vow, perhaps?
That Takekuma’s
Pine once more
I would encounter!

Fujiwara no Motoyoshi
藤原元善

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