Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 84

Left

紅の色にはいでじかくれぬのしたにかよひてこひはしぬとも

kurenai no
iro ni wa ideji
kakure nu no
shita ni kayoite
koi wa shinu tomo
The crimson
Of passion I’ll not display,
Beneath this hidden marsh
Flow waters back and forth,
Though I die of this love.

Tomonori
162[1]

Right

契りけむ心ぞつらき織女の年に一たびあふはあふかは

chigirikemu
kokoro zo tsuraki
tanabata no
toshi ni hito tabi
au wa au ka wa
To be bound is
Hard on the heart, indeed!
Does the Weaver Maid
But once a year
Truly have a meeting?

Okikaze
163


[1] Kokinshū XIII: 661/Shinsen man’yōshū 199/Kokin rokujō III: 1683

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