SKKS X: 897

Written when on a visit to the province of Ise in the tenth month of the twelfth year of Tenpyō (743).


imo ni koi
waka no matsubara
shioi no kata ni
tazu nakiwataru
Thinking of my love,
At Matsubara in Waka,
As I look out
Across the mud-flats
A crane’s cry drifts across, and I go weeping on my way.

Emperor Shōmu (701-756, r. 724-749)

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