Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 5


hisakata no
ama teru tsuki no
kimi ga miyo oba
tomo ni to zo omou
The eternal
Heaven-shining moon is
So clear that
My Lord’s reign
Lives together with it in my thoughts!



yoiyoi ni
aki no kusaba ni
oku tsuyu no
tama ni nukamu to
toreba kietsutsu
Night after night
Upon the blades of autumn grass
Fall dewdrops;
I would thread those jewels, but
At a touch, ever do they vanish away…


[1] This poem is also Shinsenzaishū 316, where it is attributed to Ōshikōchi no Mitsune.

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