Love I: 3

Left.

日を經とも人の心のつれなくは戀ばかりにや身を盡すべき

hi o futomo
hito no kokoro no
tsurenaku wa
koi bakari ni ya
mi o tsukusubeki
Though the days go by, but
My love’s heart
Remains cruel;
Must I in longing alone
End my life?

Lord Ari’ie.

605

Right.

いつしかと通ふ心の今はさは嬉しかるべきしるべともがな

itsu shika to
kayou kokoro no
ima wa sa wa
ureshikarubeki
shirube tomo gana
Swiftly to
Her side my heart would go,
So now I wish
It were a happy
Guide along the way…

Ietaka.

606

The Gentlemen of the Left and Right together state they find no faults.

Shunzei’s judgement: neither poem has any features of conception or diction which merit a win or a loss.

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