Horikawa hyakushu 1112

こと玉のおぼつかなさにをかみすとこずゑすゑても年をこすかな

kotodama no
obotsukanasa ni
okamisu to
kozue suete mo
toshi o kosu kana
The mystery of words
Leaves me uncertain;
Viewing the land from yonder hilltop,
Even the firmly planted treetops,
Pass through the year!

Minamoto no Toshiyori (Shunrai)

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