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Teiji-in uta’awase 22

Left (Tie)

やまざとにしるひともがなほととぎすなきぬときかばつげもくるがに

yamazato ni
shiru hito mogana
hototogisu
nakinu to kikaba
tsuge mo kuru gani
At a mountain retreat,
I would I had a friend,
O, cuckoo,
That on hearing your call,
He would tell me so…

Okikaze

43

Right

なつきぬとひとしもつげぬわがやどにやまほととぎすはやくなくなり

natsu kinu to
hito shimo tsugenu
wa ga yado ni
yamahototogisu
hayaku nakunari
Summer has come—that
Folk do tell;
At my home
A mountain cuckoo
Gives an early call.

44

Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 18

をみなへしあきののをわけをりつればやどあれぬとてまつむしぞなく

ominaeshi
aki no no o wake
oritsureba
yado arenu tote
matsumushi zo naku
O, maidenflower,
Through the autumn meadows did I press
To pick you, so
My home has gone to ruin where
The pine crickets sing.

Yasuki
35

むしのねになきまどはせるをみなへしをればたもとにきりのこりゐる

mushi no ne ni
naki madowaseru
ominaeshi
oreba tamoto ni
kiri nokori’iru
The insects’ cries
With her sobs are confused, that
Maidenflower,
I pluck her, and within my sleeve
Traces of the mists do linger.

Amane
36

Akazome emon-shū 549

Said by someone to be composed on the feelings of Wang Zhaojun when she was travelling to the kingdom of Hu.

なげきこしみちの露にもまさりけりなれにしさとをこふるなみだは

nagekikoshi
michi no tsuyu ni mo
masarikeri
narenishi sato o
kouru namida wa
A source of grief,
The dew upon this road, too,
Is great, indeed, as
For my familiar home I
Shed tears of longing.

Akazome Emon

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 69

Left

草も木も枯行く冬の宿なれば雪ならずしてとふ人ぞなき

kusa mo ki mo
kareyuku fuyu no
yado nareba
yuki narazushite
tou hito zo naki
Both grass and trees
Wither away with winter
At my home, so
Even without the snow
No one comes to call.

135

Right

ふる雪はえだにしばしもとまらなむ花も紅葉も絶えてなきまは

furu yuki wa
eda ni shibashi mo
tomaranamu
hana mo momiji mo
taete naki ma wa
The falling snow
Upon the branches for a while
Does rest, when
Neither blossoms nor scarlet leaves
Are there at all…

136

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 63

Left

雪ふりて年のくれゆく時にこそ終にもみぢぬ松も見えけれ

yuki furite
toshi no kurenuru
toki ni koso
tsui ni momijinu
matsu mo miekere
Snow falls and
The year reaches its evening,
It is at this time that
Truly, evergreen
The pine tree seems.

123[1]

Right

我が宿は雪ふる野辺に道もなしいづこはかとか人のとめこむ

wa ga yado wa
yuki furu nobe ni
michi mo nashi
izuko wa ka to ka
hito no tomekomu
My home lies
Upon the snow-covered plain
With no path to it;
‘Where might it lie?’ ask
Folk come a’searching.

124


[1] Kokinshū VI: 340/Kokin rokujō I: 244

Horikawa-in Enjo Awase 13

おもひやれとはで程ふる五月雨に独やどもる袖の雫を

omoiyare
towade hodo furu
samidare ni
hitori yado moru
sode no shizuku o
Lost in thoughts of you,
Time without a visit passes by
As a summer shower
In my lonely home leaks
Droplets on my sleeves…

Lady Higo
25

In reply

世とともにさてのみこそはすぐししか思ひしりぬや袖の雫を

yo to tomo ni
sate nomi koso wa
sugushishika
omoishirinu ya
sode no shizuku o
Together with the world
All stayed the same
As it passed by;
Could I be ignorant of
The droplets on your sleeves?

The Middle Counsellor
26