KKS VII: 355

Composed for Fujiwara no Miyoshi’s sixtieth birthday.


turu kame mo
titose no noti Fa
siranaku ni
akanu kokoro ni
The tortoise and the crane
After the passage of a thousand years
Meet I know not what, yet with
All the longing of my heart,
That is what I wish for you.

Ariwara no Shigeharu

Some people say this poem was composed by Ariwara no Tokiharu.

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