GSIS XVIII: 1072

Composed at the bridge at Nagara.

橋柱ながらましかば流れての名をこそ聞かめ跡を見ましや

Fasibasira
nagaramasikaba
nagarete no
na wo koso kikame
ato wo mimasi ya
These bridge pillars
Were there not at Nagara,
Should the current of the world
Bring the name to one’s ears,
Would one even see its traces?

Former Major Councillor Kintō
前大納言公任

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