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Love III: 7

Left (Tie).

かたらひし我戀妻やほとゝぎすたまさか山に聲のほのめく

kataraishi
ware koizuma ya
hototogisu
tamasaka yama ni
koe no honomeku
I spoke once
With the girl I love;
A cuckoo
At Mount Tamasaka
Calling briefly

Kenshō.

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Right.

絶果てぬ情の山に雲消えて晴るゝ心や星合の空

taehatenu
nasake no yama ni
kumo kiete
haruru kokoro ya
hoshiai no sora
Unending
Our gentle connection; the mountain
Freed from cloud,
Warming our hearts
Like, perhaps the skies where stars meet.

Nobusada.

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The Right state: we do not like the Left’s poem, but find no specific faults worth mentioning. The Left state: we are not accustomed to the expression ‘gentle connection; the mountain’ (nasake no yama)

In judgement: Mount Tamasaka’s cuckoo and the Weaver Maid’s gentle mountain connection are of the same quality.