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SKKS IX: 857

Composed to accompany a letter sent to someone who had gone down to Michinoku province.

たまぼこのみちの山風さむからばかたみがてらにきなんとぞおもふ

tamaboko no
michi no yama kaze
samukaraba
katamigatera ni
ki nan to zo omou
A jewelled spear,
The road where mountain winds
Blow chill, if so
These keepsake robes
I would that you would wear.

Ki no Tsurayuki
紀貫之