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SHGSS VII: 419

On autumn mornings, kōshin Fourth Month, Kenpo 5.

をぐら山しぐるるころのあさなあさな昨日はうすき四方のもみぢば

ogurayama
shigururu koro no
asana asana
kinō wa usuki
yomo no momijiba
On gloomy Ogura Mountain
When the showers fall
Each and every morning,
How faded are yesterday’s
Scarlet leaves, all around.

Former Middle Counsellor Sada’ie

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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KYS IV: 258

Composed on drizzle, for a notebook match held at the residence of Fujiwara no Chikako, Junior Second Rank.

しぐれつつかつちるやまのもみぢ葉をいかにふくよのあらしなるらん

siguretutu
katu tiru yama no
momidiba wo
ika ni fuku yo no
arashi naruran
Constant drizzle falls
All over the mountain’s scattered
Scarlet leaves, so
It may as well blow through the world:
The storming wind!

Master of the Palace Repairs Office Akisue

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.

Akazome Emon-shū 570

When I heard nothing more from a person who had vowed to go to see the scarlet leaves at Tonase with me.

うしろめたとくといそがで紅葉ばはとなせのたきのおちもこそすれ

ushirometa
tokuto isogade
momijiba wa
tonase no taki no
ochi mo koso sure
How untrustworthy!
You take care to make no haste, and
The scarlet leaves
At Tonase cataract, without a word
Will surely fall!
A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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Egyō hōshi-shū 112

When various people went to view the scarlet leaves by the Ōi River in the Tenth Month.

大井河かはべのもみぢちらぬまはとなせのきしにながゐしぬべし

ōigawa
kawabe no momiji
chiranu ma wa
tonase no kishi ni
nagainubeshi
On the Ōi River’s
Riverside the scarlet leaves
Have yet to scatter, so
At Tonase’s bank
I would linger long.
A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 22

Left

をしめどもとまらぬ秋は常盤山もみぢはてぬとみてもゆるさじ

oshimedomo
tomaranu aki wa
tokiwayama
momiji hatenu to
mite mo yurusaji
I regret it, yet
Autumn lingers not
Upon the evergreen mountains
The scarlet leaves have yet to end,
I see and would not let them go.

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Right

としごとにとまらぬ秋とおもひなばてもろき人もをしまざらまし

toshigoto ni
tomaranu aki to
omoinaba
temoroki hito mo
oshimazaramashi
If, that every single year
Autumn lingers not,
I did not think, then
Tear-filled folk
I would not have regret it.

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 21

Left

いまはとてすぎゆく秋のかたみにはかぜのおくれにもみぢをやみん

ima wa tote
sugiyuku aki no
katami ni wa
kaze no okure ni
momiji o ya min
Might now be when
Departing autumn’s
Keepsake is
Presented on the breeze:
A glimpse of scarlet leaves?

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Right

あきながらとしはくれなん紅葉ばをぬさとちらせる山のみねより

aki nagara
toshi wa kurenan
momijiba o
nusa to chiraseru
yama no mine yori
It’s autumn, so
The year has reached its dusk;
Scarlet leaves for
A garland are made to scatter
From the mountain peaks…

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 18

Left

紅葉ばのながるる河をおしなべてせきぞとどむる秋のをしさに

momijiba no
nagaruru kawa o
oshinabete
seki zo todomuru
aki no oshisa ni
Scarlet leaves
Flow down the river
Everywhere and anywhere,
Halting at the fishing weir,
All the regrets of autumn…

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Right

ちらすなる心のうちまでおのがじしわかるるあきををしみつるかな

chirasu naru
kokoro no uchi made
ono ga jishi
wakaruru aki o
oshimitsuru kana
Made to scatter is
My heart of hearts, until,
Self-centred,
Departing autumn
Fills me with regret!

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 17

Left

くれぬべきあきををしめばをぐら山みねのもみぢもいろづきにけり

kurenubeki
aki o oshimeba
ogurayama
mine no momiji mo
irozukinikeri
Pass into dusk must
Autumn, so I regret when
On Ogura Mountain
The scarlet leaves on the peak
Have taken on deeper hues!

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Right

をしめども秋はとまらず女郎花野べにおくれてかれぬばかりを

oshimedomo
aki wa tomarazu
ominaeshi
nobe ni okurete
karenu bakari o
I regret it, yet
Autumn will not linger;
O, maidenflower,
Within the meadows tarry and
Simply do not wither away…

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 16

Left

まてといひてとまらぬあきと知りながらそらゆく月のをしくもあるかな

mate to iite
tomaranu aki to
shirinagara
sora yuku tsuki no
oshiku aru kana
‘Wait!’ I say, but
Autumn will not linger
I know, so
The moon passing through the skies
Fills me with regret!

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Right

みやまなるもみぢのにしき色にいでてをしむに秋のたたばうからん

miyama naru
momiji no nishiki
iro ni idete
oshimu ni aki no
tataba ukaran
Deep within the mountains
The scarlet leaves in brocade’s
Hues stand out, so
I would regret it were autumn
Cut short—how heartless that would be!

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 13

Left

我がこころなぐさめかねつみをすててをしむをあきのしひてすぐれば

wa ga kokoro
nagusamekanetsu
mi o sutete
oshimu o aki no
shiite sugureba
My heart
Cannot be consoled, so
I’ll cast off all restraint, and
Be filled with regret, as autumn
Forces its way by…

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Right

もみぢばのはかなきかぜにちらざれば秋はすぐともしられざらまし

momiijba no
hakanaki kaze ni
chirazareba
aki wa sugu to mo
shirarezaramashi
The scarlet leaves with
A brief breeze
Do not scatter, so
That autumn’s passing by
I would not want to know!

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