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Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 72

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霜のうへに跡ふみつくる浜千鳥行へもなしと鳴きのみぞふる

shimo no ue ni
ato fumitsukuru
hamachidori
yukue mo nashi to
naki nomi zo suru
Upon the frost
Treading out tracks are
Plovers on the beach;
With no place to go,
They simply sing!

Okikaze
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Right

なみだ川みなぐばかりの淵はあれど氷とけねばかげもやどらぬ

namidagawa
mi nagu bakari no
fuchi wa aredo
kōri tokeneba
kage mo yadoranu
My river of tears,
Is fit to drown me in
It’s depths, yet
Should the ice not melt,
No sign will linger on…

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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 2

はまちどりあきとしなればあさぎりにかたまどはしてなかぬ日ぞなき

hamachidori
aki to shinareba
asagiri ni
kata madowashite
nakanu hi zo naki
The plovers on the beach:
When the autumn comes,
In the morning mists
Do lose their way;
No day dawns without their cries…

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あきくればみやまざとこそわびしけれよるはほたるをともしびにして[1]

aki kureba
miyamazato koso
wabishikere
yoru wa hotaru o
tomoshibi ni shite
When the autumn comes
My hut deep in the mountains
Is lonelier by far;
At night with fireflies
For my lantern.

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[1] This poem also appears as Fubokushō 5545 where is it is listed as by Ōe no Chisato