Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 8

あまのはらやどかす人のなければやあきくるかりのねをばなくらん[1]

ama no hara
yado kasu hito no
nakereba ya
aki kuru kari no
ne o ba nakuran
Upon the plain of Heaven
To lend them lodging
Is there no one? For
The geese coming in the autumn
Seem to cry so plaintively.

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としごとにあきくることのうれしきはかりにつけてもきみやとふとぞ

toshi goto ni
aki kuru koto no
ureshiki wa
kari ni tsukete mo
kimi ya tou to zo
Every year
Autumn’s arrival brings
Happiness;
Is it the geese?—
That I will ask you, I think!

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[1] This poem was included in Shokugosenshū (310/301), where it is attributed to Mibu no Tadamine.

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