MYS I: 37

A poem composed by Hitomaro, Lord Kakinomoto on the occasion of an imperial excursion to the Yoshino Palace.


miredo akanu
yosino no kapa no
tokoname no
tayuru koto naku
mata kaperimimu
I gaze on you, yet never get my fill:
River Yoshino, where
Mosses grow
Without end;
I will return again, and see you more!


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