Pine of Tears

Starting this journey from which it’s likely I’ll never return,
Especially soaked is this Pine of Tears.
The Sixth Year of Ansei, The 25th of May. “The Pine of Tears Collection.”

25日帰らじと思ひさだめし旅なれば
帰らじと思ひさだめし旅なればひとしほぬるる涙松かな
安政六年五月二十五日「涙松集」

This a poor translation of the poem, but I will give the original syllables in romanji:
Kaerajito
Omohisadameshi
Tabi naraba
Hitoshiho nururu
Namida kana

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