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Sanekata Shū 68

Around the Eighth Month on a night when the moon was bright, Former Emperor Kazan said we should compose a poem in an incorrect format:

秋の夜に山ほとゝぎす鳴かませば

aki no yo ni
yama Fototogisu
nakamaseba
On an autumn night
Should a mountain cuckoo
Burst into song

I concluded:

垣根の月や花と見えまし

kakine no tuki ya
hana to miemasi
The moon upon fence
Might seem as blossom.