Fun'ya no Asayasu

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Fun'ya no Asayasu, in Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.

Fun'ya no Asayasu also Bunya no Asayasu (文屋朝康, lived about the end of the 9th century — beginning of 10th century) — Japanese poet of Heian period.

He was the son of Fun'ya no Yasuhide

His poem in the Hyakunin Isshu is No. 37:

 Shira tsuyu ni
Kaze no fukishiku
 Aki no no wa
Tsuranuki-tomenu
Tama zo chiri keru.

This lovely morn the dewdrops flash
  Like diamonds on the grass—
A blaze of sparkling jewels! But
  The autumn wind, alas!
  Scatters them as I pass.

—Translated by William N. Porter, 1909

He is said to have composed this verse at the request of the Emperor Daigo in the year 900.

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