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Gon dainagon morofusa no uta’awase 7

Left (Tie).
早苗より穂にいづるまで守る田をかりにのみこそ人は見えけれ

sanaFe yori
Fo ni iduru made
mamoru ta wo
kari ni nomi koso
Fito Fa miekere
From seedlings
Until ripened ears appear,
Warding the paddies,
Only briefly, then,
Can folk be seen!

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Right.
秋の田に並みよる稲は山川に水ひきうゑし早苗なりけり

aki no ta ni
nami yoru ine Fa
yamagaFa ni
midu Fiki’uwesi
sanaFe narikeri
In the autumn fields
Waves run through the ripening rice;
From a mountain stream
Drawn up, the waters
Seedlings have become…

Yori’ie
頼家
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SSZS XI: 1227

いとどしく頼まるるかな最上川しばしばかりのいなと見つれば

itodoshiku
tanomaruru kana
mogamigawa
shibashi bakari no
ina to mitsureba
O, how I am
Beseeched!
On Mogami River
For just a little while
The rice – your refusal – will fill my sight, then…

Fujiwara no Shigeyuki (? – 995)
藤原相如

This poem is also no. 17 in Shigeyuki’s personal collection, Shigeyuki-shū .

Autumn 33

Left.

秋風にそよぐ田の面のいねがてにまつ明方の初雁の聲

aki kaze ni
soyogu ta no mo no
ine ga te ni
matsu akekata no
hatsukari no koe
The autumn wind
Rustles o’er the fields
Of rice; sleepless
I await the dawn’s
First goose-call.

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Right (Win)

生駒山あらしも秋の色に吹手染の糸のよるぞかなしき

ikoma yama
arashi mo aki no
iro ni fuku
tezome no ito no
yoru zo kanashiki
Upon Ikoma Mountain
The storm wind with autumn’s longing
Hues is gusting;
Hand-dyed thread
Twining in the night is sad, indeed.

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