Thank you for the lovely thread.
Autumn is really here, and it is very beautiful.
From the early section of the love poems of the Kokinoshu.
In the autumn fields
mingled with the pampas grass
flowers are blooming
should my love too, spring forth
or shall we never meet?
Sugawara Michizane (845-903): The autumn breeze rises
The autumn breeze rises
on the shore at Fukiage--
and those white chrysanthemums
are they flowers? or not?
or only breakers on the beach?