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Poem 24 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets

 

   kono tabi wa

nusa mo toriaezu

   tamukeyama

momiji no nishiki

kami no manimani

 

   Hemp will not suffice

on an excursion such as this.

   The mountain gods

will be better pleased to receive

a brocade of autumn leaves.

-- Kanke

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