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San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 15

Fulling cloth late at night (深夜擣衣)

Left

わぎもこがうつ唐衣さよふけてほのかにきこゆいづこなるらん

wagimoko ga
utsu karakoromo
sayo fukete
honoka ni kikoyu
izuko naruran
My darling girl
Is fulling my Cathay robe;
As brief night breaks
Faintly I hear
The echoes from somewhere.

Ki no Sukezane
29

Right

手もたゆく成りやゆくらんさ夜ふかみ衣しでうつ音ののどけさ

ta mo tayuku
nari ya yukuran
sayo fukami
koromo shideutsu
oto no nodokesa
Is it that her hands so weary
Have become?
Late on a brief night
Fulling clothing—
How faint that sound…

Taira no Sadamoto
30

Love VI: 18

Left (Win).
さらでだに恨みんと思ふ我妹子が衣の裾に秋風ぞ吹く

sarade dani
uramin to omou
wagimoko ga
koromo no suso ni
akikaze zo fuku
That is not it, yet even so,
I do think to hate
My darling girl,
Her robe hem
Blown by the autumn wind…

Lord Ari’ie.
935

Right.
いかなれば露をば払ふ風の音に物思ふ袖の濡れまさるらん

ika nareba
tsuyu o harau
kaze no oto ni
mono’omou sode no
nuremasaruran
For some reason
Dewdrops blown by
The wind – the mere sound
Brings to my gloomy sleeves
A dampness most extreme…

Jakuren.
936

The Right state: the Left’s poem is most admirable. The Left state: the Right’s poem is definitely not!

In judgement: to give the gist of the comments by the Gentlemen of the Left and the Right, the Left’s poem is admirable, and the Right’s poem is not admirable at all. I see no need to make much more of this round that that, so, the Left wins.