MYS II: 223

When Hitomaro, Lord Kakinomoto was in the province of Iwami, his death came upon him and he composed this poem in his pain.


kamo yama nö
ipane si makeru
ware wo kamo
sira ni tö imo ga
matitutu aruramu
On the Mount of Kamo
Pillowed by the rocks
Am I;
Unknowing, is my darling
Still waiting, on and on?

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