Cheryl E. Fitzgerald (synapsomatic) wrote,
Cheryl E. Fitzgerald

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The Autumn cicada
Dies by the side
Of its empty shell.

~Naitō Jōsō

In the Autumn mountains
The colored leaves are falling.
If I could hold them back,
I could still see her.

~Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

As certain as color
Passes from the petal,
Irrevocable as flesh,
The gazing eye falls through the world.

~Ono no Komachi
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