Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

This morning I will not
Comb my hair.
It has lain
Pillowed on the hand of my lover.

Asa ne gami
Ware wa kezuraji
Utsukushiki
Kimi ga ta makura
Fureteshi mono wo


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

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