Lord Minamoto no Yorikiyo, having completed his tour of duty in Michinoku province, was made Governor of Higo and left [the capital] again; when he was due to depart, she sent this to him secretly.


tabitabi no
tiyo wo Faruka ni
kimi ya min
suwe no matu yori
iki no matubara
Journey piled on journey
At a distance of a thousand years
Will you see?
From the pines of Sue,
To the living pine groves.

Lady Sagami

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