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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

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