Spring 6

Left (Tie).

里の海人のしほやき衣たちわかれなれしもしらぬ春の雁がね

sato no ama no
shioyaki koromo
tachiwakare
nareshi mo shiranu
haru no kari ga ne
A village of sea-folk
In their garb from the salt kilns
Parted and departing
Known and yet unknown
The springtime cries of geese.

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Right

花の色にひとはるまけよ歸雁今年こしぢの空だのめして

hana no iro ni
hito haru makeyo
kaeru kari
kotoshi koshiji no
sora danomeshite
To the blossoms’ hues
This single spring stay bound,
O homeward-heading geese,
This year let the northern folk
Ask questions of the empty sky.

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