Summer 15

Left.

櫻色の袖もひとへにかはるまでうつりにけりな過る月日は

sakura iro no
sode mo hitoe ni
kawaru made
utsurinikeri na
suguru tsukihi wa
Cherry-coloured
Sleeves for single-fold
Garb are changed;
All already faded,
With the passing months and days…

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Right (Win)

ふみしだく安積の沼の夏草にかつみだれそふしのぶもぢずり

fumishidaku
asaka no numa no
natsukusa ni
katsumidare sou
shinobu mojizuri
Crushed beneath my feet
At the marsh of Asaka
In the summer grasses
A confusion of irises
Longingly imprint their pattern.

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