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KKS IX: 407

When he was exiled to the province of Oki, he boarded a ship and, on departure, sent this to someone in the capital.

わたの原やそ島かけてこぎいでぬと人にはつげよあまのつり舟

wata no Fara
yasosima kakete
kogiidenu to
Fito ni wa tugeyo
ama no turi bune
Across the wide seascape
Toward the myriad isles
I am sent rowing
Tell that to them,
Oh, fisher folk in your boats.

Ono no Takamura (802-852)