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Poem 41 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets

 

   koisu chō

waga na wa madaki

   tachinikeri

hito shirezu koso

omoisomeshika

 

   Rumors soon arose

that here was one who had

   fallen in love,

even though I hoped at first

to keep others unaware.

-- Mibu no Tadami

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