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KKS VII: 355

Composed for Fujiwara no Miyoshi’s sixtieth birthday.

鶴龜もちとせののちはしらなくにあかぬ心にまかせはててむ

turu kame mo
titose no noti Fa
siranaku ni
akanu kokoro ni
makaseFatetemu
The tortoise and the crane
After the passage of a thousand years
Meet I know not what, yet with
All the longing of my heart,
That is what I wish for you.

Ariwara no Shigeharu

Some people say this poem was composed by Ariwara no Tokiharu.