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Poem 37 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets

 

   shiratsuyu ni

kaze no fukishiku

   aki no no wa

tsuranukitomenu

tama zo chirikeru

 

   The wind gusts fiercely

over the glistening dew

   on the autumn field,

and the drops scatter like pearls

that have been left unstrung.

-- Fun'ya no Asayasu

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