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Poem 89 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets
shinoburu koto no
yowari mo zo suru
Precious thread of life,
if you are to break, then break.
Should I go on living,
I would only lose the strength
to conceal what I must bear.
-- Princess Shokushi
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