MYS XX: 4322


wa ga tuma pa
itaku kopirasi
nomu midu ni
kagö sapë miete
yö ni wasurarezu
My wife
Loves me dearly, it seems
For in my drinking water
Her form appears
In life, I never can forget her.

The above poem is by Wakayamatobe no Mimaro of Aratama District, a man of serviceable age in the service of the Registrar’s Office.

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