SKKS III: 195

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ほとゝぎす聲まつほどはかたをかのもりのしづくにたちやぬれまし

hototogisu
hito koe nakite
inuru yo wa
ikade ka hito no
i o yasuku neru
A cuckoo
Gave a single call and
Went away this night:
How can one then
Simply sleep?

Middle Councillor [Ōtomo no] Yakamochi
大伴家持

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