MYS I: 63

A poem Yamanoe no Okura composed when in China, and thinking of home.

いざ子ども早く大和へ大伴の御津の濱松待ち戀ひぬらむ

iza kodomo
payaku yamato pe
opotomo no
mitu no pama matu
matikopinuramu
Hey, now, everyone!
Let’s haste back to Yamato!
In Ōtomo
Upon the beach at Mitsu, the pines
Must long for our return…

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