tare o ka mo

shiru hito ni semu

   Takasago no

matsu mo mukashi no

tomo naranaku ni

   

    Who is there to claim

as someone I truly know?

   At Takasago

even the pines are not

my friends of long ago.

 

-- Fujiwara no Okikaze

Poem 34 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets

(See notes and more poems.)

 

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