MYS IV: 773

[One of] five poems sent by Yakamochi, Lord Ōtomo, to the Elder Maiden of Sakanoe.


koto topanu
ki sura adisawi
morotora ga
neri no mura to ni
Mute are
Trees, yet even they blossom as hydrangeas do;
Many are the men
By your honeyed words
Deceived, no doubt!

Ōtomo no Yakamochi

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