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SKKS XVI: 1449

Willow.

みちのべのくち木の柳春くればあはれむかしとしのばれぞする

michinobe no
kuchigi no yanagi
haru kureba
aware mukashi no
shinobare zo suru
In a roadside field stands
A leafless willow tree-
Spring will come, and then
The wonders of long ago,
Will all return.

The Suga Posthumous Grand Minister [Sugawara no Michizane]
菅原道真