MYS IV: 496

Four poems by Hitomaro, Lord Kakinomoto

み熊野の浦の濱木綿百重なす心は思へど直に逢はぬかも

mi kumano nö
ura nö pamayupu
momo pe nasu
kökörö pa omopedö
tada ni apanu kamo
At fair Kumano
Lilies on the beach
A hundred deep
My heart’s yearning, but
Never will we meet.

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