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Minbukyō yukihira no uta’awase 10

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時鳥今宵はとまれ片岡の朝の原に帰りやせぬ

Fototogisu
koyoFi Fa tomare
katawoka no
asita no Fara ni
kaFeri ya senu
O, cuckoo
Stay here this night, and
Down the hillside
With the morning to the plain
Will you not return?

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我が宿に声な惜しみそ時鳥通ふ千里のゆきはてぞ此は

wa ga yado ni
kowe na osimi so
Fototogisu
kayoFu tisato no
yukiFate zo ko Fa
At my home
I regret not your song,
O, cuckoo,
For your thousand league
Journey’s end lies here.

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SZS I: 32

Composed on the spirit of Spring Rain, when hundred-poem sequences were presented during the reign of Retired Emperor Horikawa (1079-1107; r. 1086-1107).

春雨のふりそめしより片岡の裾野の原ぞあさみどりなる

Farusame no
Furisomesi yori
katawoka no
susono no Fara zo
asamidori naru
Since a spring shower
Started falling,
In Kataoka,
The field of Susono
Has turned the palest green.

Fujiwara no Mototoshi
藤原基俊