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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 04

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神南備のもりによをへて鳴く鹿はすぎゆく秋ををしみとめなん

kamunabi no
mori ni yo o hete
naku shika wa
sugiyuku aki o
oshimi tomenan
In sacred
Forests spending his nights
The belling stag
The passing autumn,
Regretfully, does seem to stay!

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Right (Win)

こゑたててなくしかばかりをしめどもすぎゆく秋はとまらざらまし

koe tatete
naku shika bakari
oshimedomo
sugiyuku aki wa
tomarazaramashi
Belling out
The crying stag is, simply,
Filled with regret, yet
Autumn, passing by,
I would not have linger on!

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 03

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なが月はこしひよりこそをしまるれいまはかぎりの秋とおもへば

nagatsuki wa
koshi hi yori koso
oshimaru
ima wa kagiri no
aki to omoeba
The longest month’s[i]
Days have passed, indeed, so
How I regret the thought that
Now the bounds of
Autumn have been reached…

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Right (Win)

とふ人もなきものゆゑにあぢきなくいはんまもなくをしき秋かな

tou hito mo
naki mono yue ni
ajikinaku
iwan ma mo naku
oshiki aki kana
Visiting folk are
There none, so
In my tedium,
Needless to say,
How I regret the autumn!

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[i] Nagatsuki 長月 (‘longest month’) was an alternate name for the Ninth Month of the lunar calendar, which was the final month of the season of autumn.

Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 02

Left (Win)

あだなりと人やみるらん年毎にとまらぬあきををしむこころは

ada nari to
hito ya miruran
toshigoto ni
tomaranu aki o
oshimu kokoro wa
Deceitful does it
Appear to her?
Every single year
When autumn lingers not, that
My heart is filled with regret…

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よそ人も秋はをしきを浅茅生のむべもこゑごゑ鹿やなくらん

yosobito mo
aki wa oshiki o
asajū no
mube mo koegoe
shika ya nakuran
Does even a stranger
Feel regret in autumn, when
From among the cogon grass,
Indeed, the belling of
The stags seems to sound?

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 01

Regretting the passage of autumn

Left (Win)

としごとにとまらぬ秋としりながらをしむ心のこりずもあるかな

toshigoto ni
tomaranu aki to
shirinagara
oshimu kokoro no
korizu mo aru kana
Every single year
Autumn will not linger
I know, yet
That my heart regrets this
Is something I do not dislike!

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をしといひてうみへもさそへとびわたるいづれかあきのわたりなるらん

oshi to iite
umie mo sasoe
tobiwataru
izure ka aki no
watarinaruran
Filled am I with regret, for
The seashore beckons, and
‘Twill fly across—
When will autumn
Pass by, I wonder?

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SKKS III: 274

Composed on ‘enjoying cool’ for the Poetry Match held by Yorisuke, the Minister of Justice.

ひさぎ生ふるかた山かげにしのびつつふきけるものを秋の夕風

hisagi ouru
katayama kage ni
shinobitsutsu
fukikeru mono o
aki no yūkaze
Where red-oaks grow and
Cast their shade upon the mountain slopes
Ever secretly
Does it blow—
The autumn evening breeze.

Shun’e

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 10

Evergreens

ちりかはる心なけれどみやまぎのときはは秋もしられざりけり

chirikawaru
kokoro nakeredo
miyamagi no
tokiwa wa aki mo
shirarezarikeri
A flighty
Heart, has it not, yet
Deep within the mountains, that the trees
Are evergreen, even the autumn
Seems not to know…

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Gentian

した草の花をみつればむらさきに秋さへふかくなりにけるかな

shitagusa no
hana o mitsureba
murasaki ni
aki sae fukaku
narinikeru kana
When in the undergrowth
Flowers I do see, their
Violet in
Autum much deeper
Has become!

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Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 09

Bamboo

Left

つゆもおけとなびくものからたけのはのいろうつろへるあきもみぬかな

tsuyu mo oke to
nabiku mono kara
take no ha no
iro utsuroeru
aki mo minu kana
‘Fall, O, dewdrops!’, I say, then
Weighed down
The bamboo leaves’
Hues fading
I’ll see not this autumn!

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Asters

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あきののにいろなきつゆはおきしかどわかむらさきに花はそみけり

aki no no ni
iro naki tsuyu wa
okishikado
wakamurasaki ni
hana wa somikeri
Upon the autumn meadows
Colourless dew
Has fallen, yet
With pale violet
Have the blooms been dyed.

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Bush clover

Left

しかのこゑたかさごやまのはぎなればをりてこしよりねをやなくらん

shika no koe
takasagoyama no
hagi nareba
oritekoshi yori
ne o ya nakuran
A stag’s cry
On Takasago Mountain, where
Lies bush clover:
Might someone have come and picked her
That he lets out such cries?

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あきはぎの花のながるるかはのせにしがらみかくるしかのねもせぬ

akihagi no
hana no nagaruru
kawa no se ni
shigarami kakuru
shika no ne mo senu
Autumn bush clover
Blooms flow down
The river rapids and
Hang upon the lattice weir, and
The stag cries not at all…

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Orchids

Left

おぼつかなあきくるごとにふぢばかまたがためにとかつゆのそむらん

obotsukana
aki kuru goto ni
fujibakama
ta ga tame ni toka
tsuyu no somuran
How strange, that
Whenever autumn comes
Grow orchids—
For whose sake, I wonder,
Does the dewfall dye them?

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おくしもにいくしほそめてふぢばかまいまはかぎりとさきはじむらん

oku shimo ni
iku shio somete
fujibakama
ima wa kagiri to
sakihajimuran
The dewfall with
Many dippings dyes
The orchids—
Now that all is done
Might they begin to bloom.

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Karukaya

Left

しらつゆにいろかはりゆくかるかやのほにいでてあきをあはれとぞ思ふ

shiratsuyu ni
iro kawariyuku
karukaya no
ho ni idete aki o
aware to zo omou
With silver dewfall
The hues do change
Of the pampas grass—
Fronds emerge and autumn’s
Sorrow I keenly feel.

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Right

よそめにはこともやすらにかるかやをなど秋風のふきみだるらん

yosome ni wa
koto mo yasura ni
karukaya o
nado akikaze no
fukimidaruran
When glanced at
So peaceful is
The pampas grass, so
Why might the autumn wind
Blow it to such confusion?

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