Summer II: 23

Left.

夕立はなごりも見えず晴にけりいづら小河の音ばかりして

yūdachi wa
nagori mo miezu
harenikeri
izura ogawa no
oto bakarishite
The evening shower
Leaving no trace
Has cleared;
Where is the stream?
Amidst the sound of trickling water…

Lord Kanemune.

285

Right (Win).

初瀬山入日はさせど菅原や伏見の里は夕立の空

hatsuseyama
irihi wa sasedo
sugawara ya
fushimi no sato wa
yūdachi no sora
From Hatsuse Mountain
The setting sun does shine, yet
Above Sugawara and
The estate of Fushimi
Evening showers fill the sky.

The Provisional Master of the Empress’ Household Office.

286

Neither Left nor Right has anything to say this round.

Shunzei simply says, ‘The Right’s “The estate of Fushimi evening showers fill the sky” is particularly fine. The Right must win.’

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