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Having Seen Them Long

Saigyo 1118 (Kyoto) – 1190



Having seen them long,
I hold the flowers so dear
That when they scatter
I find it all the more sad
To bid them my last farewell.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Saigyō Hōshi was a famous Japanese poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. more…

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