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Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 97

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あさかげに我が身はなりぬ白雲のたえてきこえぬ人をこふとて

asakage ni
wa ga mi wa narinu
shirakumo no
taete kikoenu
hito o kou tote
In the morning light
I have become
A cloud of white that
Says, endlessly, that
I do love you.

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ちかけれど人め人めをもるころは雲井はるけき身とやなりなん

chikakeredo
hitome hitome o
moru koro wa
kumoi harukeki
mi to ya narinan
Close by, they are, yet
When against prying, prying eyes
I would be on guard,
Completely cloudless
Could I appear?

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Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 96

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住吉のきしによる波夜さへや夢のかよひ路人めよくらむ

sumiyoshi no
kishi ni yoru nami
yoru sae ya
yume no kayoiji
hitome yokuramu
On Sumiyoshi’s
Shore break waves;
Even at night
Upon the path of dreams
Can we avoid others’ prying eyes?

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Right

夕附夜おぼろに人を見てしより天雲はれぬ心地こそすれ

yūzukuyo
oboro ni hito o
miteshi yori
amagumo harenu
kokochi koso sure
On a moonlit evening
Faintly, a lady
Did I see, and ever since
Heaven’s clouds, unclearing,
Weigh on my feelings…

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