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Love X: 4

Left (Tie)
舟のうちにさしも浮きたる契までうらやむ程のえにこそ有けれ

fune no uchi ni
sashimo ukitaru
chigiri made
urayamu hodo no
e ni koso arikere
Within a boat
Such a brief
Bond is formed; yet
Do I envy it,
I really do!

Lord Ari’ie
1147

Right
その人と分きて待つらん妻よりもあはれは深き浪の上哉

sono hito to
wakite matsuran
tsuma yori mo
aware wa fukaki
nami no ue kana
There is her, and
My waiting
Wife:
Far fonder am I
Upon the waves!

Nobusada
1148

Left and Right state: neither has any fault.

In judgement: the configuration and diction of both poems sounds pleasant. I must make this a tie.

KYS VIII: 449

Sent to a man with whom she had conversed, when she had heard nothing from him for a long time.

萱葺きのこや忘らるるつまならむ久しく人の音づれもせぬ

kayabuki no
koya wasuraruru
tuma naramu
Fisasiku Fito no
wotodure mo senu
Is silver-grass the thatch for
The ancient hut where a forgotten
Wife does dwell?
Long has it been
With no word from you…

Hizen, from the household of the Former Ise Virgin
前斎宮肥前

MYS IX: 1759

A poem composed on the day of a poetry gathering on the peak of Tsukuba.

鷲の住む 筑波の山の 裳羽服津の その津の上に 率ひて 娘子壮士の 行き集ひ かがふかがひに 人妻に 我も交らむ 我が妻に 人も言問へ この山 を うしはく神の 昔より 禁めぬわざぞ 今日のみは めぐしもな見そ 事もとがむな

washi no sumu
tukuba no yama no
mopakitu no
sono tu no upe ni
adomopite
wotome wotoko no
yukitudopi
kagapu kagapi ni
pitoduma ni
ware mo maziramu
wa ga tuma ni
pito mo koto tope
kono yama o
usipaku kami no
mukasi yori
isamenu waza zo
kepu nomi pa
megusi mo na mi so
koto mo togamu na
Where eagles dwell
On the mount of Tsukuba,
At Mowakitsu,
From the landing,
We all went together
Men and women both
Gathering together
For a poetry meet;
With another’s wife
Did I consort;
My own wife
Did others woo;
This mountain’s
Ruling deity,
Since days long gone,
Has not forbade it;
On this day, alone,
We will find no misfortune;
No words of blame!

Takahashi no Mushimaro Collection