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Eikyū hyakushu 251

The Ninth Day of the Ninth Month

折る菊の露に濡れぬる今日よりや千年の秋に逢はむとすらむ

oru kiku no
tsuyu ni nurenuru
kyō yori ya
chitose no aki ni
awamu to suramu
Picked chrysanthemums’
Dew dampens us
Today – will we
For a thousand years of autumns
Decide to meet together?

Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent
京極関白家肥後

Eikyū hyakushu 247

The Ninth Day of the Ninth Month

今日ごとに菊を薬とする人は千年のなかはすぐといふなり

kyō goto ni
kiku o kusuri to
suru hito wa
chitose no naka wa
sugu to iu nari
Every year today
Chrysanthemums for medicine
Do people take, that
A thousand years together
And more will they have, they say.

Minamoto no Nakazane
源仲実