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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 36

つゆながらをりてかざさむきくのはなおいせぬ秋のひさしかるべく[1]

tsuyu nagara
orite kasasamu
kiku no hana
oisenu aki no
hisashikarubeku
Dew-dappled
Let us pluck and wear
Chrysanthemum blooms
That an Autumn of eternal youth
Should last forever!

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[1] This poem is included in Kokinshū (V: 270), where it is attributed to Ki no Tomonori.

Kanpyō no ōntoki kiku awase 10

A chrysanthemum from the barrier at Meeting Hill.
この花は尽きぬらし関川のたえずも見よと折れる菊の枝

kono Fana Fa
tukinurasi
sekikaFa no
taezu mo miyo to
woreru kiku no e
These flowers
Do never seem to end, as
The river past the barrier gate
Endless appears to flow, so too is
A plucked chrysanthemum stem.

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Kanpyō no ōntoki kiku awase 4

A chrysanthemum from Tonase in Ōi. Blended with silver, dropped from a waterfall. Although it falls from a great height, it makes no sound.
滝つ瀬はただ今日ばかり音なせそ菊一花に思ひもぞます

taki tu se Fa
tada keFu bakari
oto na se so
kiku Fitobana ni
omoFi mo zo masu
O, rushing waters of the cataract
Just on this day alone
Make no sound!
That a single chrysanthemum bloom
May completely fill my thoughts.

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