Tag Archives: jewelled thread of life

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Left.

君が世にあはずは何を玉の緒のながくとまではおしまれじ身を

kimi ga yo ni
awazu wa nani o
tama no o
no
nagaku to made wa
oshimareji mi o
My Lord’s reign:
‘Without it, why should,
My jewelled thread of life
Be lengthened more?’ Even for such a thought
Have I no regrets.

187

Right (Win).

思ふことむなしき夢の半天にたゆともたゆなつらき玉の緒

omou koto
munashiki yume no
nakazora ni
tayutomo tayuna
tsuraki tama no o
All my thoughts are just an
Empty dream within
The hollow heavens:
Though it endures, let it not!
My jewelled thread of life…

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Love 63

Left (Tie).

たれもこのあはれみじかき玉の緒に亂れてものを思はずもがな

tare mo kono
aware mijikaki
tama no o ni
midarete mono o
omowazu mogana
There’s none who this
Pitifully short
Jewelled thread of life
A tangle could
Not think!

125

Right (Tie).

いかゞせむありしわかれを限にて此世ながらの心かはらば

ikaga semu
arishi wakare o
kagiri nite
kono yo nagara no
kokoro kawaraba
What is to be done?
That past parting was
Our end, yet
Here within this world,
Should our hearts change…

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