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Shiki koi sanshu uta’awase – Winter

Winter

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冬くれば紅葉ふりしく神無月佐保の山辺はむべもりぬらん

fuyu kureba
momiji furishiku
kaminazuki
saho no yamabe wa
mube morinuran
When the winter comes,
Scarlet leaves, falling and scattering
In the Godless Month,
Upon the slopes of Mount Saho,
Indeed, are at their finest.

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冬ごもりかれてみゆらん梅がえは今はた花の春はにほはん

fuyugomori
karete miyuran
ume ga e wa
ima hata hana no
haru wa niowan
Sealed in winter, and
All withered seeming,
The plum tree’s branches,
Now, for sure, the blossoms’
Spring will scent.

20

冬みれば水もまかせぬ小山田にいつすき返し種をまきけん

fuyu mireba
mizu mo makasenu
oyamada ni
itsu sukikaeshi
tane o makiken
‘Tis winter, I see, so
There’s no water to draw for
The little mountain paddies:
O, when might I till them, and
Sow my seeds, I wonder?

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時雨降る宿にすまへば冬の夜に錦とみゆる木木の花かな

shigure furu
yado ni sumaeba
fuyu no yo ni
nishiki to miyuru
kigi no hana kana
Showers fall
Upon the house where I do dwell, so
Upon a winter’s night
As brocade do seem
The blossoming trees!

22

ゆふだすき神の社にかけつればしもし降るにもたのもしきかな

yūdasuki
kami no yashiro ni
kaketsureba
shimo shi furu ni mo
tanomashiki kana
Sacred mulberry cords
Around the God’s shrine
Are hung, so
Even amidst the frost fall,
The future does seem bright!

23

白雲のふたへふりしくときは山うらはへとしはみどりなりけれ

shiragumo no
futae furishiku
tokiwa yama
ura hae toshi wa
midori narikere
Clouds of white
Lie scattered, twofold, upon
The unchanging mountain:
Stretching out behind, the year
Is simply green.

24

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 27

あきのよにかりとなくねをきくときは我がみのうへと思ひこそすれ

aki no yo ni
kari to naku ne o
kiku toki wa
wa ga mi no ue to
omoi koso sure
On an autumn night,
When the geese a’crying
I do hear,
Upon me
My sad thoughts weigh all the more…

53

いまよりはいざまつかげにたちよらむ秋のもみぢはかぜさそひけり

ima yori wa
iza matsu kage ni
tachiyoramu
aki no momiji wa
kaze sasoikeri
From now it is, that
Long-awaited shade
Does seem to rise;
The autumn’s scarlet leaves,
Beckon in the breeze.

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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 25

かりのみとうはのそらなるなみだこそあきのたもとのつゆとおくらめ

kari nomi to
uwa no sora naru
namida koso
aki no tamoto no
tsuyu to okurame
The geese simply from
The skies above
Do drop their tears;
It is in autumn that my sleeves
Seem to gather dewdrops.

49

山がはのたきつせしばしよどまなむあきのもみぢのいろとめて見む

yamagawa no
takitsuse shibashi
yodomanamu
aki no momiji no
iro tomete mimu
The mountain river’s
Rapids seem briefly
Stilled;
Autumn’s scarlet leaves’
Hues have halted it, I see.

50

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 23

あきかぜにすむよもぎふのかれゆけばこゑのことごとむしぞなくなる

akikaze ni
sumu yomogyū no
kareyukeba
koe no kotogoto
mushi zo nakunaru
With the autumn wind,
Their home, the mugwort,
Begins to wither, so
Every single
Insect cries out.

45

みるごとにあきにもあるかたつたひめもみぢそむとや山はきるらん[1]

miru goto ni
aki ni mo aru ka
tatsutahime
momiji somu to ya
yama wa kiruran
Each time I see her
Is it autumn?
Princess Tatsuta,
I wonder, are she dying scarlet leaves,
So that she may wear the mountains?

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[1] This poem occurs in Kokin rokujō (648); and also in Tomonori-shū (27), suggesting that it may be by Ki no Tomonori.

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 13

秋のよにひとまつことのわびしきはむしさへともになけばなりけり

aki no yo ni
hito matsu koto no
wabishiki wa
mushi sae tomo ni
nakeba narikeri
On an autumn night
Awaiting him is so
Sad and lonely,
When even the insects with me
Are crying…

25

ちりまがふあきのもみぢをみるごとにそでにしぐれのふらぬ日はなし[1]

chirimagau
aki no momiji o
miru koto ni
sode ni shigure no
furanu hi wa nashi
Confusedly scattering are
The scarlet leaves of autumn;
Seeing them,
Upon my sleeves the drizzle
Never fails to fall each day.

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[1] This poems also appears in Fubokushō (6273), where it is attributed to Ariwara no Motokata,

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 7

たつたがはあきはみづなくあせななむあかぬもみぢのながるればをし[1]

tatsutagawa
aki wa mizu naku
asena namu
akanu momiji no
nagarureba oshi
The river Tatsuta
In autumn, lacks water and
Is shallow, indeed, but though
I never tire of the scarlet leaves
When they flow by, how I do regret it!

13

いなづまはあるかなきかに見ゆれどもあきのたのみはほにぞいでける

inazuma wa
aru ka naki ka ni
miyuredomo
aki no tanomi wa
ho ni zo idekeru
A flash of lightning:
It may, or may not
Appear, yet
In autumn you can trust that
Ripened ears of rice will.

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[1] This poem was included in Gosenshū (VII: 416).

Koresada Shinnō-ke uta’awase 3

音羽山秋としなれば唐錦かけたることも見ゆる紅葉か

otowayama
aki to shi nareba
karanishiki
kaketaru koto mo
miyuru momiji ka
On Otowa Mountain
When autumn comes
Cathay brocade
Is hung about –
Seem so the scarlet leaves?

5

女郎花何の心になけれども秋はさくべきこともゆゆしく

ominaeshi
nani no kokoro ni
nakeredomo
aki wa sakubeki
koto mo yuyushiku
O, maidenflowers,
Something within my heart
Is lacking, yet
That you must bloom in autumn
Is a fine thing, indeed!

6

San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 12

Scarlet leaves dyed with dew (露染紅葉)

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白露のそむる紅葉のいかなればから紅にふかくみゆらん

shiratsuyu no
somuru momiji no
ikanareba
karakurenai ni
fukaku miyuran
When silver dewdrops
Stain the autumn leaves
What happens, but
Their scarlet hues
Seem all the deeper.

A Court Lady
23

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いかにおくしら露なれば紅葉ばのくれなゐふかく色をそむらん

ika ni oku
shiratsuyu nareba
momijiba no
kurenai fukaku
iro o somuran
How can they fall—
These silver dewdrops—so
The autumn leaves with
Ever deeper scarlet
Hues are dyed?

A Court Lady
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Dairi uta’awase Kanna Gan-nen 2

Wind
 
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おはらきのもりのくずはもふくかぜにもみぢもあへずちりやしぬらん

oharaki no
mori no kuzuha mo
fuku kaze ni
momiji mo aezu
chiri ya shinuran
In Oharaki
Among the groves, will the kudzu leaves,
When the wind does blow
Parting from the scarlet leaves
Scatter, too, I wonder?

Tamemasa
3

Right

みかきののくさこそなびけよろづよのはじめのあきのかぜのこゑかも

mikaki no no
kusa koso nabike
yorozu yo no
hajime no aki no
kaze no koe kamo
In the fields by the sacred walls
The grasses do sway;
Ten thousand generations’
First autumn
Breeze sounds out!

Nagayoshi
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