Ogura Hyakunin Isshu {1}

Emperor Tenchi

Coarse the rush-mat roof
Sheltering the harvest-hut
Of the autumn rice-field;

And my sleeves are growing wet
With the moisture dripping through.

***

Tenchi Tenno

Aki no ta no
Kariho no io no
Toma o arami

Waga koromode wa
Tsuyu ni nure tsutsu


The first poem from Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (One hundred people, one poem each).

The lovely Karuta game and the anime Chihayafuru introduced me to these beautiful poems.

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