San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 6

Wisteria blooming by a river bank

Left
さだめなく吹く風なれば池水のきしをめぐりてよする藤なみ

sadamenaku
fuku kaze nareba
ikemizu no
kishi o megurite
yosuru Fujinami
Inconstant is
The gusting wind, so
By the pondwater’s
Bank and all along it
Break wisteria waves…

Fujiwara no Munenari
11

Right

藤なみのかからぬ岸のなければやこぎくる舟のよるひまのなき

fujinami no
kakaranu kishi no
nakereba ya
kogikuru fune no
yoru hima no naki
Untouched by wisteria waves
Such a bank
Is there not one?
Come rowing, the boats
Have not a moment to make shore.

Lesser Superintendant Fujiwara no Sadamitsu
12

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