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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) 05

Left (Tie)

しぐれつつ草ばもなべてもみづともときはの山にあきはとまれり

shiguretsutsu
kusaba mo nabete
momizu to mo
tokiwa no yama ni
aki wa tomareri
Ever falls the drizzling rain, and
Both leaves and grasses, all,
Take on autumn hues, yet
Within the evergreen mountains
Autumn has halted.

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Right

をしめども秋はとまらぬ竜田山もみぢを幣とそらにたむけん

oshimedomo
aki wa tomaranu
tatsutayama
momiji o nusa to
sora ni tamuken
How I regret it, yet
Autumn does not linger upon
Tatsuta Mountain:
Its autumn leaves as a garland
To the skies it seems to offer.

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Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 10

Evergreens

ちりかはる心なけれどみやまぎのときはは秋もしられざりけり

chirikawaru
kokoro nakeredo
miyamagi no
tokiwa wa aki mo
shirarezarikeri
A flighty
Heart, has it not, yet
Deep within the mountains, that the trees
Are evergreen, even the autumn
Seems not to know…

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Gentian

した草の花をみつればむらさきに秋さへふかくなりにけるかな

shitagusa no
hana o mitsureba
murasaki ni
aki sae fukaku
narinikeru kana
When in the undergrowth
Flowers I do see, their
Violet in
Autum much deeper
Has become!

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Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 12

Left (Tie)

ひさにこぬ人をまつにやあひぬらむときはのこひとわがなりぬるは

hisa ni konu
hito o matsu ni ya
ainuramu
tokiwa no koi to
wa ga narinuru wa
He never comes, that
Man I’m waiting for—will
I ever meet him?
Though into everlasting love
Have I completely fallen…

Mitsune
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Right

おもひつつまだいひそめぬわがこひをおなじこころに人はしらなむ

omoitsutsu
mada iisomenu
wa ga koi o
onaji kokoro ni
hito wa shiranamu
Ever are you in my passionate thoughts,
Though we have yet to speak
I would my love
You would feel within your heart as I—
That’s what I would have you know!

Mitsune
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Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 10

Left

をみなへしうつろふあきのほどをなみねさへうつしてをしむけふかな

ominaeshi
utsurou aki no
hodo o nami
ne sae utsushite
oshimu kyō kana
The maidenflower
With the autumn will fade
Soon away;
Being shifted here root and all
She must regret, today!

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Right

うつらずはふゆともわかじをみなへしときはのえだにさきかへらなむ

utsurazu wa
fuyu to mo wakaji
ominaeshi
tokiwa no eda ni
sakikaeranamu
Ever unfading and
All unknowing of the winter,
O, maidenflower,
On evergreen branches
I would you returned to bloom!

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[1] Shinsen man’yōshū 514

Shiki koi sanshu uta’awase – Winter

Winter

Left

冬くれば紅葉ふりしく神無月佐保の山辺はむべもりぬらん

fuyu kureba
momiji furishiku
kaminazuki
saho no yamabe wa
mube morinuran
When the winter comes,
Scarlet leaves, falling and scattering
In the Godless Month,
Upon the slopes of Mount Saho,
Indeed, are at their finest.

19

冬ごもりかれてみゆらん梅がえは今はた花の春はにほはん

fuyugomori
karete miyuran
ume ga e wa
ima hata hana no
haru wa niowan
Sealed in winter, and
All withered seeming,
The plum tree’s branches,
Now, for sure, the blossoms’
Spring will scent.

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冬みれば水もまかせぬ小山田にいつすき返し種をまきけん

fuyu mireba
mizu mo makasenu
oyamada ni
itsu sukikaeshi
tane o makiken
‘Tis winter, I see, so
There’s no water to draw for
The little mountain paddies:
O, when might I till them, and
Sow my seeds, I wonder?

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Right

時雨降る宿にすまへば冬の夜に錦とみゆる木木の花かな

shigure furu
yado ni sumaeba
fuyu no yo ni
nishiki to miyuru
kigi no hana kana
Showers fall
Upon the house where I do dwell, so
Upon a winter’s night
As brocade do seem
The blossoming trees!

22

ゆふだすき神の社にかけつればしもし降るにもたのもしきかな

yūdasuki
kami no yashiro ni
kaketsureba
shimo shi furu ni mo
tanomashiki kana
Sacred mulberry cords
Around the God’s shrine
Are hung, so
Even amidst the frost fall,
The future does seem bright!

23

白雲のふたへふりしくときは山うらはへとしはみどりなりけれ

shiragumo no
futae furishiku
tokiwa yama
ura hae toshi wa
midori narikere
Clouds of white
Lie scattered, twofold, upon
The unchanging mountain:
Stretching out behind, the year
Is simply green.

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Eikyū hyakushu 377

Brushwood

冬寒み霜はおけども椎しばのときはの色はあせずもあるかな

fuyu samumi
shimo wa okedomo
shiishiba no
tokiwa no iro wa
asezu mo aru kana
In winter’s chill
The frost falls, yet
The brushwood’s
Evergreen hues
Fade not at all…

Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent
京極関白家肥後