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fukiburi ya hana ni abiseru kane no koe

windy rain--
pouring over the blossoms
a temple bell

The bell of the Buddhist temple suggests transience. After this rain and wind, the blossoms will have all fallen to the ground.

Shinji Ogawa notes that, grammatically, the sound of the temple bell is pouring on the blossoms--a strong and creative image.

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