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All hiragana in one verse

Hiragana Form
(Note the archaic ゐwi, ゑwe)

いろはにほへど ちりぬるを
わがよたれぞ  つねならむ
うゐのおくやま けふこえて
あさきゆめみじ ゑひもせず

Romanization
(vowels are as: Ah, Ski, sUe, theEy, nO)
IRoHaNiHoHeDo  ChiRiNuRuWo
OGaYoTaReZo  TsuNuNaRaMu
UWiNoOKuYaMa  HaHuKoE Te
ASaKiYuMeMiJi  WeHiMoSeZu
Kanji version:

色は匂へど 散りぬるを
我が世誰ぞ 常ならむ 
有為の奥山 今日越えて
浅き夢見じ 酔ひもせず

Modern hiragana form
(First は read as わ)

いろはにへど  ちりぬるを
わがよたれぞ   つねなら
のおくやま きょうこえて
あさきゆめみじ  えいもせず

Translation

As flowers are brilliant but [inevitably] fall,
who could remain constant in our world? [No one could]
Today let us transcend the high mountain of transience,
and there will be no more shallow dreaming, no more drunkenness.

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Cogito ergo spud (I think therefore I yam).
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