Love I: 30

Left (Win)

面影は教へし宿に先立ちてこたへぬ風の松に吹聲

omokage wa
oshieshi yado ni
sakidachite
kotaenu kaze no
matsu ni fuku koe
I caught a glimpse, and
Heard of her house, but
She left, and
My only reply is the wind
Blowing through the pines…

Lord Sada’ie.

659

Right.

尋ぬればためしやはなき幻の世を隔てたる浪の上にも

tazunureba
tameshi ya wa naki
maboroshi no
yo o hedatetaru
nami no ue ni
When I go calling,
No guide is there to take
Me though the world of illusion
On my way
Across the waves…

Lord Takanobu.

660

The Gentlemen of both the Left and Right state that they find no faults in the opposing poem.

Shunzei’s judgement: both poems sound most tasteful [yū ni kikoehaberu], but the final section of the Left’s poem is slightly superior

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