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MYS VIII: 1538

[One of] two poems composed by Yamanoue no Okura listing the flowers of the autumn fields.

萩の花尾花葛花なでしこの花をみなへしまた藤袴朝顔の花

pagi no pana
wobana kudupana
nadesiko no pana
wominapesi
mata pudibakama
asagapo no pana
Bush clover blooms,
Silver grass and kudzu,
Pinks,
Valerian
And fujibakama,
Morning glory blooms.

Yamanoue no Okura
山上憶良

KKS IV: 239

Composed at a poetry competition at Prince Koresada’s house.

なに人かきてぬぎかけしふぢばかまくる秋ごとにのべをにほはす

nani Fito ka
kite nugi kakesi
Fudibakama
kuru aki gotoni
nobe wo niFoFasu
What manner of person
Has come, stripped off, and hung up
Purple trousers? Thoroughworts
Arrive every Autumn
Filling the fields with fragrance.

Toshiyuki