kuregataki

くれがたき夏のひぐらしながむればそのこととなく物ぞ悲しき

kuregataki
natsu no higurashi
nagamureba
sono koto to naku
mono zo kanashiki
How hard to see the passing
Of Summer cicadas;
I turn my gaze upon them, and
When they are gone
All is sadness

Ise monogatari
伊勢物語

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