Ah! the waving lespedeza

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Ah! the waving lespedeza
by Matsuo Basho, translated by William George Aston
Source: W. G. Aston. A history of Japanese literature, CHAPTER IV, 1899


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“Ah! the waving lespedeza,
Which spills not a drop
Of the clear dew!”


1686, transl. 1899


Notes:

[HS] 白露もこぼさぬ萩のうねり哉 
(しらつゆもこぼさぬはぎのうねりかな)
[RN] shira tsuyu mo / kobosa nu hagi no / uneri kana
(IB-804, HS-805, JR-849) 1693[1]
  1. See: Complete Basho Haiku in Japanese