Eikyū hyakushu 251

The Ninth Day of the Ninth Month

折る菊の露に濡れぬる今日よりや千年の秋に逢はむとすらむ

oru kiku no
tsuyu ni nurenuru
kyō yori ya
chitose no aki ni
awamu to suramu
Picked chrysanthemums’
Dew dampens us
Today – will we
For a thousand years of autumns
Decide to meet together?

Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent
京極関白家肥後

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