A Hundred Verses from Old Japan (The Hyakunin-isshu), tr. by William N. Porter, , at sacred-texts.com
TIME was when I despised my youth,
As boyhood only can;
What would I give for boyhood now,
When finishing life's span
An old decrepid man!
Kiyo-suke was the son of the writer of verse No. 79, and lived in the latter part of the twelfth century.