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O, Kuronushi,

you achieved divine status,

enshrined in Shiga.



Kisen – Buddhist monk

in Ujiyama Province-

your poems were sublime.



Lovely Komachi,

The Lord of Dewa’s daughter,

wrote delicately.



Bright dewdrops flash as

Bunya no Asayasu

breasts the Autumn breeze.


Henjo, an eighth son,

mourned his emperor father,

managing temples.

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In The Tales of Ise,

Narihira, heroic,

immortalised Love.