Kokin rokujō I: 191

百年を人に留むる玉なればあだにやは見る菊の上の露

momotose wo
Fito ni todomuru
tama nareba
ada ni ya Fa miru
kiku no uFe no tuyu
A century
For folk is halted
By these gems, so
Can I look lightly on
Dewdrops upon chrysanthemums?

Ki no Tsurayuki
紀貫之

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