Tag Archives: scarlet leaves

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 10

あめふればかさとり山のもみぢばはゆきかふ人のそでさへぞてる[1]

ame fureba
kasatoriyama no
momijiba wa
yuki kau hito no
sode sae zo teru
When rain falls on
Kasatori Mountain, take your umbrella,
For the scarlet leaves set
Passing folks’
Sleeves alight!

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くりかへし我がみをわけてなみだこそ秋のしぐれにおとらざりけれ

kurikaeshi
wa ga mi o wakete
namida koso
aki no shigure ni
otorazarikere
Time and again
Am I broken
By tears;
The autumn drizzle
Cannot outdo them…

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[1] This poem was included in Kokinshū (V: 263), attributed to Mibu no Tadamine.

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!

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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?

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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!

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Dairi uta’awase Kanna Gan-nen 2

Wind
 
Left (Win)

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
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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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