Tag Archives: Kume

Eikyū hyakushu 458

Lacking a Glimpse of Love Letters 不見書恋

かづらきやくめの岩ばしふみみねどわたりがたしと空にしりつつ

kazuragi ya
kume no iwabashi
fumi minedo
watarigatashi to
sora shiritsutsu
At Kazuragi stands
Kume’s broken stony bridge:
No sight of letters from you, yet
How hard it is to cross – that
The skies do ever know…

Nakazane

Sanekata Shū 282

On hearing that Toki’akira, the Assistant-Governor of Sanuki, had not gone to the house of Koben, in service to the empress.

葛城や一言主もたけからず久米の岩橋渡しはてねば

kaduragi ya
Fitokotonusi mo
takekarazu
kume no iFabasi
watasiFateneba
Kazuragi Mountain’s
Master of the Single Word
Lacks courage;
For the boulder bridge of Kume
He cannot cross, entirely!