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San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 12

Scarlet leaves dyed with dew (露染紅葉)

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白露のそむる紅葉のいかなればから紅にふかくみゆらん

shiratsuyu no
somuru momiji no
ikanareba
karakurenai ni
fukaku miyuran
When silver dewdrops
Stain the autumn leaves
What happens, but
Their scarlet hues
Seem all the deeper.

A Court Lady
23

Right

いかにおくしら露なれば紅葉ばのくれなゐふかく色をそむらん

ika ni oku
shiratsuyu nareba
momijiba no
kurenai fukaku
iro o somuran
How can they fall—
These silver dewdrops—so
The autumn leaves with
Ever deeper scarlet
Hues are dyed?

A Court Lady
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