Kokin rokujō I: 196


tuyu Fukaki
kiku wo si woreru
kokoro araba
tiyo no adana Fa
tatamu to zo omoFu
Drenched in dew,
Picking chrysanthemums:
Should you have a mind to that,
Then a thousand years of old-wives’ tales
Would arise about you, I feel!

Ki no Tsurayuki

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