MYS IV: 700

A poem composed by Yakamochi, Lord Ōtomo, on arrival at a maiden’s gate.

かくしてやなほや罷らむ近からぬ道の閒をなづみ參ゐ來て

 

kakusite ya
napo ya makaramu
tikakaranu
miti nö apida wo
nadumi mawikite
Is that it?
Am I to leave now?
A not inconsiderable
Way along the road
Having struggled?

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