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KKS XVI: 859

Composed and sent to someone when he was suffering with sickness one autumn and feeling particularly downhearted.

もみぢばをかぜにまかせてみるよりもはかなき物はいのちなりけり

momidiba wo
kaze ni makasete
miru yori mo
Fakanaki mono Fa
inoti narikeri
The scarlet leaves
To the winds entrust their fate;
Seeing them how much
Briefer a thing
Is life.

Ōe no Chisato

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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SHGSS VII: 419

On autumn mornings, kōshin Fourth Month, Kenpo 5.

をぐら山しぐるるころのあさなあさな昨日はうすき四方のもみぢば

ogurayama
shigururu koro no
asana asana
kinō wa usuki
yomo no momijiba
On gloomy Ogura Mountain
When the showers fall
Each and every morning,
How faded are yesterday’s
Scarlet leaves, all around.

Former Middle Counsellor Sada’ie

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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KYS IV: 258

Composed on drizzle, for a notebook match held at the residence of Fujiwara no Chikako, Junior Second Rank.

しぐれつつかつちるやまのもみぢ葉をいかにふくよのあらしなるらん

siguretutu
katu tiru yama no
momidiba wo
ika ni fuku yo no
arashi naruran
Constant drizzle falls
All over the mountain’s scattered
Scarlet leaves, so
It may as well blow through the world:
The storming wind!

Master of the Palace Repairs Office Akisue

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.

Akazome Emon-shū 570

When I heard nothing more from a person who had vowed to go to see the scarlet leaves at Tonase with me.

うしろめたとくといそがで紅葉ばはとなせのたきのおちもこそすれ

ushirometa
tokuto isogade
momijiba wa
tonase no taki no
ochi mo koso sure
How untrustworthy!
You take care to make no haste, and
The scarlet leaves
At Tonase cataract, without a word
Will surely fall!
A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 18

Left

紅葉ばのながるる河をおしなべてせきぞとどむる秋のをしさに

momijiba no
nagaruru kawa o
oshinabete
seki zo todomuru
aki no oshisa ni
Scarlet leaves
Flow down the river
Everywhere and anywhere,
Halting at the fishing weir,
All the regrets of autumn…

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Right

ちらすなる心のうちまでおのがじしわかるるあきををしみつるかな

chirasu naru
kokoro no uchi made
ono ga jishi
wakaruru aki o
oshimitsuru kana
Made to scatter is
My heart of hearts, until,
Self-centred,
Departing autumn
Fills me with regret!

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 13

Left

我がこころなぐさめかねつみをすててをしむをあきのしひてすぐれば

wa ga kokoro
nagusamekanetsu
mi o sutete
oshimu o aki no
shiite sugureba
My heart
Cannot be consoled, so
I’ll cast off all restraint, and
Be filled with regret, as autumn
Forces its way by…

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Right

もみぢばのはかなきかぜにちらざれば秋はすぐともしられざらまし

momiijba no
hakanaki kaze ni
chirazareba
aki wa sugu to mo
shirarezaramashi
The scarlet leaves with
A brief breeze
Do not scatter, so
That autumn’s passing by
I would not want to know!

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 10

Left (Win)

したひてもとめまほしきはいまはとて秋のゆくらんかたぞしられぬ

shitaitemo
tomemahoshiki wa
ima wa tote
aki no yukuran
kata zo shirarenu
These fair hues
I would detain
For now, I say, for
Whither autumn might go
Is unknown to all…

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Right

もみぢばをにしきとみゆる秋なればたつををしとや鹿のなくらん

momijiba o
nishiki to miyuru
aki nareba
tatsu o oshi to ya
shika no nakuran
The scarlet leaves as
Brocade do appear
In autumn, so
Is it regret that departure cuts them short
That makes the stag cry out?

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Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 08

Scarlet leaves

Left

つねよりもはやきもみぢはしらつゆのわきて心をおけるとやみん

tsune yori mo
hayaki momiji wa
shiratsuyu no
wakite kokoro o
okeru to ya min
Earlier than
Usual upon the scarlet leaves
Have silver dewdrops
Burst—is it my heart that
With them seems to fall?

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Right

もみぢばのながれてせけばやまがははあさきよりなほみづやひぬらん

momijiba no
nagarete sekeba
yamagawa wa
asaki yori nao
mizu ya hinuran
Scarlet leaves
Flow down and block
A mountain stream, so
Shallower than ever do
Its waters seem to fall?

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