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Eikyū hyakushu 251

The Ninth Day of the Ninth Month

をるきくの露にぬれたるけふよりやちとせの秋にあはむとすらん

oru kiku no
tsuyu ni nuretaru
kyō yori ya
chitose no aki ni
awamu to suran
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

けふごとに菊を薬とする人はちとせのなかは過ぐといふなり

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