Kokin rokujō I: 190

祈りつつなほ九月の菊の花いづれの秋か植て見ざらむ

inoritutu
naFo nagatuki no
kiku no Fana
idure no aki ka
uwete mizaramu
As we pray,
The Ninth Month’s
Chrysanthemum blooms:
Will there ever be an autumn
When they go unplanted?

Ki no Tsurayuki
紀貫之

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