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Dairi uta’awase Kanna Gan-nen 4

Dew
 
Left (Tie)

をぎのはにおけるしらつゆたまかとてそでにつつめどとまらざりけり

ogi no ha ni
okeru shiratsuyu
tama ka to te
sode ni tsutsumedo
tomarazarikeri
On the blades of silver grass
Drop silven dewdrops;
Wondering if they’re jewels
I wrapped them in my sleeves, yet
Could not make them stay.

His Majesty
7

Right

いかにしてたまにもぬかむゆふさればをぎのはわけにむすぶしら露

ika ni shite
tama ni mo nukamu
yū sareba
ogi no hawake ni
musubu shiratsuyu
Somehow
With gemstones they seem strung;
When evening comes
Each and every blade of silver grass
Is bound with silven dewdrops.

Nagayoshi
8

Kanpyō no ōntoki kiku awase 17

Composed when people passed through the chrysanthemums around his cell.
濡れて干す山路の菊の露のまにいつか千歳を我は経にけむ

nurete Fosu
yamazi no kiku no
tuyu no ma ni
ituka titose wo
ware Fa Fenikemu
Drenched, then dry,
Upon the moutain paths, with chrysanthemums
In the gaps between the dewdrops –
Sometimes a thousand years
It seems I have passed by here…

Sosei
17

This poems was included in Kokinshū (V: 273), where it has a somewhat different headnote.

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.