Eikyū hyakushu 259

Autumn Nights 秋夜

虫の音もちぢにみたるる秋の夜のあはれをいかがいひつくすべき

mushi no ne mo
chji ni midaruru
aki no yo no
aware o ikaga
iitsukusubeki
The insects’ cries are
Innumerable in their confusion;
On an autumn night
How moving they are,
Grown hoarse with exhaustion.

Daishin

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