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parting at night

#Haiku Happenings #2: Japanaibunka presents Tsurayuki!

日本文化の愛 Nipponbunka no ai

曉と何か言ひけむ別るれば夜ゐもいとこそわびしかりけれ

akatuki to
nani ka iFikemu
wakarureba
yowi mo ito koso
wabisikarikere

About the dawn,
What can I say?
But parting
At night is far more
Painful.

  – Tsurayuki 貫之

Art by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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