Tsurayuki-shū 717

Composed on the night when coming-of-age ceremonies were held for the son and daughter of the Captain of the Outer Palace Guards, in the Twelfth Month, Shōhei 5 [935].


ōhara ya
oshio no yama no
haya kodaka kare
chiyo no kage min
In Ōhara
On Oshio Mountain
Among the young pine groves
Fly swiftly, fledgling hawk,
For you will see the light of a thousand generations!

Ki no Tsurayuki

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