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Genji Monogatari 2

宮木野の露吹きむすふ風の音に小萩がもとを思ひこそやれ

miyagino no
tuyu Fukimusubu
kaze no woto ni
koFagi ga moto wo
omoFi koso yare
On Miyagi plain
Catching up the dew, the sound of
Gusts of wind
Around the young bush clover
Are ever in my thoughts…

Genji monogatari 401

妹背山深き道をばたづねずて緒絶えの橋に踏みまどひける

imoseyama
Fukaki miti wo ba
tadunezute
wodae no Fasi ni
FumimadoFikeru
Brother and sister, of the mountain’s
Secret paths
I have not enquired;
Upon the bridge of Odae
I wander in confusion.

Genji monogatari 667

たえせじの我が頼みにや宇治橋の遥けき中を待ちわたるべき

taesezi no
wa ga tanomi ni ya
udibasi no
Farukeki naka wo
matiwatarubeki
Never for this to end
Is that what I want?
Beyond the bridge at Uji
A distant bond,
Simply ever awaiting…

Genji monogatari 195

伊勢嶋や潮干の潟にあさりてもいふかひなきはわが身なりけり

isezima ya
siFoFi no kata ni
asaritemo
iFukaFinaki Fa
wagami narikeri
At the Isle of Ise,
Upon the tide-revealed sands
I gather shellfish, yet
To no avail:
That is my sorry lot!

Suma, Genji monogatari
須磨、源氏物語