SKS V: 167

The day after someone’s third son had had his coming-of-age ceremony, Motosuke sent this to him.


matusima no
iso ni murewiru
asitadu no
wono ga samazama
miesi tiyo kana
At Matsushima’s
Rocky shore, the flocking
Cranes among the reeds,
Each and every one
Has seen a thousand passing years.

Kiyowara no Motosuke

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