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Eikyū hyakushu 200

Cicadas (蟬)

袖かくるならのしづ枝に鳴くせみの声はたかくもきこゆななりけり

sode kakuru
nara no shizue ni
naku semi no
koe wa takakumo
kikoyunarikeri
Hanging ‘pon my sleeves,
Are the oak trees’ bottom branches, where
The sing cicadas are
In such good voice
That I hear them clear!

Tadafusa

SZS V: 303

Composed at the time a hundred poem sequence was presented, during the reign of former Emperor Horikawa.

山里は淋しかりけり木枯らしの吹く夕暮の日暮の声

yamazato Fa
sabisikarikeri
kogarasi no
Fuku yuFugure no
Figurasi no kowe
A mountain dwelling
Seems lonely:
When the chill winter wind
Blows on an evening with
The sunset cicadas’ song…

Fujiwara no Nakazane
藤原仲実