MYS I: 34

A poem composed by the Kawashima Prince on the occasion of an Imperial visit to the province of Kii.

白浪乃 濱松之枝乃 手向草 幾代左右二賀 年乃經去良武 [一云 年者經尓計武]


siranami no
pamamatu ga eda no
iku yo made ni ka
tosi no penuramu
Whitecaps draw near
The pine trees on the beach, branches
Beribboned with travellers’ prayers;
How long a time
Of years has gone by so, I wonder?

Prince Kawashima

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