Category Archives: Kokin Rokujō

Kokin rokujō I: 43

はるたたばわかなつまんとしめしのにきのふもけふも雪はふりつつ

haru tataba
wakana tsuman to
shimeshi no ni
kinō mo kyō mo
yuki wa furitsutsu
If the spring has come, then
I would think to pick fresh herbs, but
Upon my roped off meadow
Yesterday and today, too,
The snow is ever falling…

Akahito

Kokin rokujō I: 229

The last month of the year.

みよしののやまのしらゆきつもるらしふるさとさむくなりまさるなり

miyoshino no
yama no shirayuki
tsumorurashi
furusato samuku
narimasaru nari
On fair Yoshino
Mountain white snow fall
Drifts high, it seems,
For in this ancient place the chill
Grows ever stronger.

Korenori