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Shunzei gosha hyakushu 77

夢路にはなれし宿見る現にて宇津の山辺の蔦ふける庵

yumeji ni wa
nareshi yado miru
utsutsu nite
utsu no yamabe no
tsuta fukeru io
Upon the path of dreams
I saw a house I used to know so well;
In reality, it is
Near to Utsu Moutain,
A hut all twined with ivy…

Fujiwara no Shunzei
藤原俊成

Yoshinobu-shū 257

現とも夢とも見えぬ程ばかり通はばゆるせ下紐の関

ututu tomo
yume tomo mienu
Fodo bakari
kayoFaba yuruse
sitaFimo no seki
If it’s a dream, or
If it’s real, I know not, so
While I am unsure
If I should come, permit me
The barrier of  Shitahimo – your under-belt!

Ōnakatomi no Yoshinobu (921-991)
大中臣能宣

Love 73

Left (Tie).

さぞなげく戀をするがの字津の山うつゝの夢のまたしみえねば

sazo nageku
koi o suruga no
utsu no yama
utsutsu no yume no
mata shi mieneba
Grieving as he
In love by Suruga’s
Utsu Mountain,
When reality is but a dream
I never will see more.

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Right (Tie).

はまゆふやかさなる山の幾重ともいさしら雲のそこの面影

hamayū ya
kasanaru yama no
ikue tomo
isa shirakumo no
soko no omokage
How many lily leaves of
Overlapping mountain
Folds I have crossed
I know not, yet on the distant clouds’
Surface do I still see her face.

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