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Eikyū hyakushu 200

Cicadas (蟬)

袖かくるならのしづ枝に鳴くせみの声はたかくもきこゆななりけり

sode kakuru
nara no shizue ni
naku semi no
koe wa takakumo
kikoyunarikeri
Hanging ‘pon my sleeves,
Are the oak trees’ bottom branches, where
The sing cicadas are
In such good voice
That I hear them clear!

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