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MYS IV: 675

[One of] five poems sent by the Elder Maiden of Nakatomi to Yakamochi, Lord Ōtomo.

をみなへし佐紀沢に生ふる花かつみかつても知らぬ恋もするかも

wominapesi
sakisapa ni opuru
panakatumi
katute mo siranu
kopi mo suru kamo
A maidenflower as,
At Saki Marsh grows
The crested iris
Still unknown is
The love I feel.

Elder Maiden of Nakatomi
中臣郎女