Oshikochi no Mitsune

The white chrysanthemum
Is disguised by the first frost
If I wanted to pick one
I could find it only by chance.

Kokoro ate ni
Orabaya oramu
Hatsu shimo no
Oki madowaseru
Shira giku no hana

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

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