Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 17

Round Seventeen

Left

東路のさやの中山なかなかに見えぬものからこひしかるらん

azumaji no
saya no nakayama
nakanaka ni
mienu mono kara
koishikaruran
On eastern roads lies
Saya no Nakayama:
I really
Cannot see it at all, so
I seem to love it all the more…

32

Right

This poem is missing from the surviving texts of the contest.

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 16

Round Sixteen

Left

ひとたびもこひしとおもふに恋しきは心ぞそらにくだくべらなる

hitotabi mo
koishi to omou ni
koishiki wa
kokoro zo sora ni
kudakuberanaru
Briefly
Did I love you, I feel, then
My fondness with
My heart into the skies
Was surely shattered.

30

Right

人を思ふ心はわれにあらねばや身のまどふだにしられざるらん

hito o omou
kokoro wa ware ni
araneba ya
mi no madou dani
shirazaruran
A loving
Heart do I
Have not? For
Even confused feelings
I do not seem to feel…

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Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 15

Round Fifteen

Left

逢ふ事のかたきしなれば白波の立ちよる数はわれのみぞしる

au koto no
katakishi nareba
shiranami no
tachiyoru kazu wa
ware nomi zo shiru
Meeting you is
A distant cliff, so
The whitecaps’
Numbers breaking there
I alone do know.

28

Right

佗びぬればしひてわすれんとおもへども心よわくも落つるなみだか

wabinureba
shiite wasuren to
omoedomo
kokoro yowaku mo
otsuru namida ka
I suffer, so
I’ll make myself forget,
I think, yet
Is it my fragile heart that
Drips with tears?

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Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 14

Love

Round Fourteen

Left

逢ふ事をいづくなりともしらぬ身の我がたましひの猶まどふかな

au koto o
izuku nari tomo
shiranu mi no
wa ga tamashii no
nao madou kana
Meeting you,
When will it be?
Not knowing that
My soul is
Yet lost!

26

Right (Win)

あふことはまつにてとしのへぬるかな身はすみの江におひぬものから

au koto wa
matsu nite toshi no
henuru kana
mi wa suminoe ni
oinu mono kara
To meet with you
I have pined, and the years
Have passed!
For my flesh at Suminoe
Has grown…

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Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 13

Round Thirteen

Left

うらちかくふりくる雪はしら波のすゑの松山こすかとぞみる

ura chikaku
furikuru yuki wa
shiranami no
sue no matsuyama
kosu ka to zo miru
Close by the beach
The snow comes falling upon
The whitecaps—that
The pine-topped peak of Sue
The might o’ercome it does appear!

Fujiwara no Okikaze
24

Right

みよしのの山の白雪つもるらしふる里さむく成りまさるなり

miyoshino no
yama no shirayuki
tsumorurashi
furusato samuku
narimasaru nari
On fair Yoshino
Mountain white snow fall
Drifts high, it seems,
For in this ancient place the chill
Grows ever stronger.

Sakanoue no Korenori
25[1]


[1] Kokinshū VI: 325: Composed at the place he was staying when he had gone to the Nara capital.

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 12

Round Twelve

Left

冬の夜の月はとほくやわたりけんかげみしみづのまづしこほれば

fuyu no yo no
tsuki wa tōku ya
watariken
kage mishi mizu no
mazu shi kōreba
On a winter’s night
Does the moon distantly
Pass by? For
The waters where I saw its face
Are the first to freeze…

22

Right

ながれくるみづこほりぬる冬さへやなほうき草のあとはさだめぬ

nagarekuru
mizu kōrinuru
fuyu sae ya
nao ukikusa no
ato wa sadamenu
Flowing down
The waters have frozen
With the winter, so will
The drifting waterweed still
Leave little trace?

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Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 11

Winter

Round Eleven

Left

霜のうへにふる初雪の朝氷とけむほどこそひさしかりけれ

shimo no ue ni
furu hatsuyuki no
asagōri
tokemu hodo koso
hisashikarikere
Upon the frosts
Falls first snow, turning
Icy in the morning;
The time when it will melt is
Far away, indeed.

20[1]

Right (Win)

いつのまにふりつもりけんみよしのの山のかひよりくづれ落つる雪

itsu no ma ni
furitsumoriken
miyoshino no
yama no kai yori
kuzure’otsuru yuki
All of a sudden
Has it fallen and piled high
In fair Yoshino
The mountain passes are
Blocked by fallen snow.

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[1] Kokin rokujō I: 696

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 10

Round Ten

Left

千鳥啼くさほの川霧たちぬなり嶺の紅葉の色まさりけり

chidori naku
sao no kawagiri
tachinu nari
mine no momiji no
iro masarikeri
Plovers cry, as
The mists from the Sao River
Have risen;
On the peaks the scarlet leaves’
Hues are fine, indeed.

19

Right

This poem is missing from the surviving texts of the competition.

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 9

Round Nine

Left

川ぎりのふもとをこめて立ちぬれば空にぞ秋の山はみえける

kawagiri no
fumoto o komete
tachinureba
sora ni zo aki no
yama wa miekeru
The river mists
Around the foothills
Have risen, so
‘Tis in the skies that autumn
On the mountains is revealed.

Fukayabu
17

Right

年毎の紅葉ばながす立田川みなとや秋のとまりなるらん

toshigoto no
momijiba nagasu
tatsutagawa
minato ya aki no
tomari naruran
Every single year
Scarlet leaves wash down
The Tatsuta River;
Is it at the mouth that autumn
Might find its port?

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