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Poem 97 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets


   konu hito o

Matsuho-no-ura no

   yūnagi ni

yaku ya moshio no

mi mo kogaretsutsu


   I wait for one who

does not come, and like seaweed

   burned for salt in

the dusky calm of Matsuho Bay,

I am constantly scorched by flames.

-- Provisional Middle Counselor Teika

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