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Poem 36 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets

 

   natsu no yo wa

mada yoi nagara

   akenuru o

kumo no izuko ni

tsuki yadoru ramu

 

   Since the summer night

no sooner arrived than

   it gave way to dawn,

where among the clouds has

the moon found a place to stay?

-- Kiyohara no Fukayabu

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