MYS III: 404

A poem sent in return by the Daughter of Saeki sukune Akamaro.

ちはやぶる神の社しなかりせば春日の野辺に粟蒔かましを

tipayaburu
kami no yasiro si
nakariseba
kasuga no nope ni
apa makamasi wo
If the mighty
Gods’ shrines
Did not exist, then
On the plains at Kasuga
Would I sow foxtail millet.
Awa

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