Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

The colored leaves
Have hidden the paths
On the autumn mountain.
How can I find my girl,
Wandering on ways I do not know?

Aki yama no
Momiji wo shigemi
Mado inuru
Imo wo motomenu
Yama ji shirazu mo

- translated by Kenneth Rexroth
from One Hundred Poems from the Japanese

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