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GSS XV: 1077

When Ki no Tomonori had not yet been bestowed with any official position, in connection with this when he was asked how old he was and replied that he was forty.


ima made ni
nado ka Fa Fana no
yoso tose amari
tosigiri Fa suru
Up to this moment
Why is it that blossoms
Have yet to bloom?
After as much as forty years
Absent a year they are…

The Posthumous Chancellor