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MYS XVII: 3989

A poem composed when Senior Clerk Hata no Imiki presented a farewell banquet to Governor Ōtomo, Lord Yakamochi at the Yachishima residence.

奈呉の海の沖つ白波しくしくに思ほえむかも立ち別れなば

nago no umi no
oki tu siranami
sikusiku ni
omopoemu ka mo
tatiwakarenaba
At the sea of Nago
The whitecaps in the offing
So clearly
Would I remember
When I am gone from here…

Ōtomo no Yakamochi
大伴家持