Sanekata Shū 4

On the last day of the Fourth Month, when at a mountain estate with a group of courtiers to listen for cuckoos.

都人待つほどしるくほとゝぎす月のこなたに今日は鳴かなむ

miyakobito
matu Fodo shiruku
Fototogisu
tuki no konata ni
keFu Fa nakanamu
Capital folk
Are simply waiting for you,
O, cuckoo:
This side of the month,
Today, I would have you sing!

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