KKS XI: 470

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woto ni nomi
kiku no siratuyu
yoru Fa okite
Firu Fa omoFi ni
aFezu kenubesi
Only a rumour do I
Hear: the chrysanthemum’s white dewdrops,
Fall at night (I lie awake),
And with the day’s weight of sun (laden with thoughts of you am I),
Cannot endure and is gone (as will I be, lest we meet).

The Monk Sosei

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