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ODE TO FUJI-YAMA, by                    
First Line: "there on the border, where the land of kai"
Last Line: On thee forever let me feast mine eye!
Subject(s): "fuji, Mount;


There on the border, where the land of Kai
Doth touch the frontier of Suruga's land.
A beauteous province stretched on either hand,
See Fuji-yama rear his head on high!

The clouds of heaven in reverent wonder pause;
Nor may the birds those giddy heights essay
Where melt thy snows amid thy fires away,
Or thy fierce fires lie quenched beneath thy snows.

What name might fitly tell, what accents sing,
Thine awful, godlike granduer? 'Tis thy breast
That holdeth Narusawa's flood at rest,
Thy side whence Fujikawa's water spring.

Great Fuji-yama, towering to the sky!
A treasure art thou given to mortal man,
A god-protector watching o'er Japan;
On thee forever let me feast mine eye!






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