aki no nanakusa no uta
   The song of "The seven autumn flowers"
by Okura Yamanoue-no (710 - 733 c.e.)
with a feeble attempt at translation by bkwyrm

akinononi
   in the autumn fields
sakitaruhanao
   blooming flowers
oyobiori
   ? - possibly refering to the blossoms falling down...
kakikazoureba
   count them on your fingers
nanakusanohana
   the seven (fall) flowering plants


haginohana
   clover blossoms,
obana kuzubana
   pampas grass, arrowroot blossoms,
nadeshikonohana
   wild pink blossoms,
ominaeshi
   valerian,
mata fujibakama
   then boneset,
asagaonohana
   bellflower blossoms

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