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Eikyū hyakushu 417

When Spring Arrives in the Old Year 旧年立春

あは雪もまだふる年にたなびけばころまどはせるかすみとぞみる

awayuki mo
mada furu toshi ni
tanabikeba
koro madowaseru
kasumi to zo miru
Snow spume
Still withing the old year
Does trail across the skies, so
Confused about the season
Do the hazes seem to be!

Toshiyori

KKS II: 103

A poem from a poetry competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress, during the Kanpyō period.

霞立春の山辺はとをけれど吹くる風は花の香ぞする

kasumi tatu
Faru no yamabe Fa
towokeredo
Fukikuru kaze Fa
Fana no ka zo suru
Hazes rise
Round the mountains’ sides,
So far away, and yet
The gusting breeze comes
Bearing the scent of blossom.

Ariwara no Motokata