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Poem 79 from One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets


   akikaze ni

tanabiku kumo no

   taema yori

moreizuru tsuki no

kage no sayakesa


   How bright and clear

the light of the moon

   breaking through

a rift in the clouds stretched

thin by the autumn wind.

-- Master of the Left Capital Akisuke

The Annotated Bushido is a companion site of the Jlit website. The complete text of this iconic study of Japanese ethics is provided online, along with extensive notes and careful indications of textual differences between the 1900 and 1905 editions.