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Uda-in uta’awase 12

Regretting the Day of the Rat

Left

むねのひををしもぬかねばみだれおつるなみだのたまにかつぞけちつる

mune no hi o
o shimo nukaneba
midare’otsuru
namida no tama ni
katsu zo kechitsuru
The fire within my breast
Will not thread upon a string, but
My disorderly dripping
Gemstone tears will
Yet extinguish it.

Tsurayuki
23

Right (Win)

くらきよにともすほたるのむねのひををしもとけたるたまかとぞ見る

kuraki yo ni
tomosu hotaru no
mune no hi o
o shimo toketaru
tama ka zo zo miru
On a night so dark,
The kindled fireflies of
The fire within my breast;
Loosened from their string
As scattered gemstones they appear.

Tadamine
24

Uda-in uta’awase 1

The Day of the Rat (ne no hi 子日)

Left

ほのぼのとみねのひのまづさしつればむすばぬはるのゆきぞとけける

honobono to
mine no hi no mazu
sashitsureba
musubanu haru no
yuki zo tokekeru
Faintly,
Upon the peaks the sun first
Shines, then
Not fully frozen, the spring
Snow melts.

Tsurayuki
1

Right (Win)

かたこひをするがのふじのやまよりもむねのひのまづもえまさるかな

katakoi o
suruga no fuji no
yama yori mo
mune no hi no mazu
moemasaru kana
In love and unrequited,
More than Suruga’s Fuji
Mountain does
The fire in my breast, first
Burn all the greater!

Tomonori
2