MYS XX: 4400


ipe omopu tö
i wo nezu woreba
tadu ga naku
asibe mo miezu
paru nö kasumi ni
Thinking of home
I lie sleepless;
The cranes call
From the reedbeds – unseen
In the springtime haze.

The above poems were composed by Yakamochi, Lord Ōtomo, Junior Assistant Minster at the War Ministry, on the 19th day.

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