MYS XVII: 3989

A poem composed when Senior Clerk Hata no Imiki presented a farewell banquet to Governor Ōtomo, Lord Yakamochi at the Yachishima residence.


nago no umi no
oki tu siranami
sikusiku ni
omopoemu ka mo
At the sea of Nago
The whitecaps in the offing
So clearly
Would I remember
When I am gone from here…

Ōtomo no Yakamochi

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