MYS XX: 4362


unapara nö
yutakëki mitutu
asi ga tiru
nanipa ni tö pa
penubëku omopoyu
Out across the sea’s
Wide sweep I gaze;
Among scattered reeds
At Naniwa my years
I would pass away, I feel.

The above poems are by Yakamochi, Lord Ōtomo, Junior Assistant Minister at the War Ministry, on the 13th day of the the Second Month.

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