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Mitsune-shū 65

老いばみの辛きものなり今日はしも濡れてもぬれむ菊の白露

oibami no
karaki mono nari
keFu Fa simo
nuretemo nuremu
kiku no siratuyu
To get old is
A painful thing, indeed;
So on this day for certain
Will I wet myself well
With silver chrysanthemum dew…

Taikenmon’in horikawa-shū 11

咲きにけり苗代水に影見えて田中の里の山吹の花

sakinikeri
naFasiro midu ni
kage miete
tanaka no sato no
yamabuki no Fana
So, they have bloomed;
Among the waters of the seedling beds
Do I see the light;
At the dwelling among the rice-fields
Of the kerria blooms.

Taikenmon’in Horikawa
待賢門院堀河