SKKS I: 16

A New Year’s Day poem, composed on the Hie shrine.


sazanami ya
shiga no hamamatsu
ta ga yo ni hikeru
ne no hi naruran
Where the wavelets strike
On Shiga beach the pine trees
Have grown old;
Whose reign might have seen you plucked
On a new year’s day, I wonder.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari

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