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Teiji-in uta’awase 25

Left

さよふけてなどかなくらむほととぎすたびねのやどをかすひとやなき

sayo fukete
nado ka nakuramu
hototogisu
tabine no yado o
kasu hito ya naki
Brief night breaks, so
Why does he cry so?
The cuckoo
A lodging on his journey
Has no one to lend him!

49

Right (Win)

なつのいけによるべさだめぬうきくさのみづよりほかにゆくかたもなし

natsu no ike ni
yorube sadamenu
ukikusa no
mizu yori hoka ni
yuku kata mo nashi
Upon the pond in summer
No destination has
The waterweed, so
Other than the water
It has no place to go…

Okikaze
50

Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 17

Left (Tie)

あふことのいまはかたほになるふねのかざままつ身はよるかたもなし

au koto no
ima wa katao ni
naru fune no
kazama matsu mi wa
yoru kata mo nashi
Meeting you has made me
Now a reef-sailed
Boat
Awaiting the wind, with
No course to set.

33

Right

ねでまちしはつかのつきのはつかにもあひみしことをいつかわすれむ

nede machishi
hatsuka no tsuki no
hatsuka ni mo
aimishi koto o
itsuka wasuremu
Sleepless I awaited
The twentieth night’s moon, when
In the dimness
We did meet—
When might I forget it?

34

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 20

Left

常盤なる松のみどりも春くれば今一しほの色まさりけり

tokiwa naru
matsu no midori mo
haru kureba
ima hitoshio no
iro masarikeri
When to the eternal
Pine’s green
Spring does come,
Now all the more vibrant
Is its hue!

39[1]

Right

くる春にあはむことこそかたからめ過行く方におくれずもがな

kuru haru ni
awamu koto koso
katakarame
sugiyuku kata ni
okurezu mogana
With arriving spring
To meet is truly
Hard, indeed, but
On the path it take passing by
I would not have it linger!

40


[1] Kokinshū I: 24, attributed to Minamoto no Muneyuki.

Minbukyō yukihira uta’awase 5

Left (Tie)
仄かなる声を聞きては時鳥鳴きつる方をまづぞ求むる

Fonokanaru
kowe wo kikite Fa
Fototogisu
nakituru kata wo
madu zo motomuru
Your faint
Song I do hear
O, cuckoo,
Along the path you call
Am I in truth invited.

9

Right
小夜更けぬ布留の都の 時鳥帰る雲路の声を聞かせよ

sayo Fukete
Furu no miyako no
Fototogisu
kaFeru kumodi no
kowe wo kikaseyo
The brief night dawns
At the ancient capital of Furu;
O, cuckoo
From your homeward path among the clouds
Let me hear your song!

10

MYS VI: 957

A poem composed when the officials of the government headquarters in Dazai had visited the palace at Kashii, and halted their mounts on the shore at Kashii on the way home, in the winter, Eleventh Month, Jinki 5 [729].

いざ子ども香椎の潟に白栲の袖さへ濡れて朝菜摘みてむ

iza kodomo
kasipi no kata ni
sirotape no
sode sape nurete
asana tumitemu
Hey, fellows all!
On the tidelands of Kashii
Even white mulberry
Sleeves are soaked, so
Let’s gather greens for breakfast!

Ōtomo no Tabito
大伴旅人