Signature: Tare o kamo shiruhito ni sen
Takasago no matsu no mukashi
no tomo nakanaka ni
Not even the pines of Takasago can
be my long-standing companions.
Who, then, will I make my true
(Shimizu and Rosenfield, Masters of Japanese Calligraphy, 8th-9th century [New York: Asia Society and Japan House, 1984], p. 236)