SKKS XI: 1072

When His Majesty’s gentlemen were composing poems on love and the wind, during the reign of former emperor Toba.


oikaze ni
yae no shioji o
kogu fune no
honoka ni dani mo
aimiteshi kana
The pursuing wind
Tracks ‘cross eightfold tidal paths
To reach the boat a’rowing out,
Its sails, so distant, but
Even a glimpse of you would do!

Supernumerary Middle Counsellor Morotoki

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