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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.
Created with Soan.

Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 07

Marlberry

Left

あさごとにきりはふれどもあしひきのやまたち花はいろもかはらず

asa goto ni
kiri wa furedomo
ashihiki no
yamatachibana wa
iro mo kawarazu
With every morning
The mist rolls down, yet on
The leg-wearying
Mountains, the marlberry’s
Hues remain unchanged.

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Right

みねだにやすみうくならんあしひきのやまたち花のみやまゐをせる

mine dani ya
sumi’ukunaran
ashihiki no
yamatachibana no
miyamai o seru
Does even the peak
Seem so hard to dwell upon?
The leg-wearying
Mountain marlberry has
Turned the hidden spring a darker hue.

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Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 9

The Beginning of Winter

Left (Tie)

しものうへにふるはつゆきのあさごほりとけむほどこそひさしかりけれ

shimo no ue ni
furu hatsuyuki no
asagōri
tokemu hodo koso
hisashikarikeri
Upon the frost
Falls first snow turning
To ice with the morning;
The time ‘twill take to melt
Will be long, indeed.

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Right

かみなづきもみぢのいろはふくかぜとたにのみづとぞおとしはてつる

kaminazuki
momiji no iro wa
fuku kaze to
tani no mizu to zo
otoshihatetsuru
In the Godless Month
The scarlet leaves’ hue
With the gusting wind, and
The waters in the valley, do
Drop completely.

Mitsune
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Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 04

Left

しらつゆのおけるあしたのをみなへしはなにもはにもたまぞかかれる

shiratsuyu no
okeru ashita no
ominaeshi
hana ni mo ha ni mo
tama zo kakareru
Silver dewdrops
Fallen in the morning on
A maidenflower:
Both bloom and leaves
Are all hung with pearls.

7[1]

Right

をみなへしたてるのざとをうちすぎてうらみむつゆにぬれやん

ominaeshi
tateru nozato o
uchisugite
uramimu tsuyu ni
nure ya wataran
A maidenflower
Stands at a house upon the plains
As I pass by;
Is it her resentful dew
That has drenched me on my way?

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[1] Gyokuyōshū 526; Shinsen man’yōshū 606; Kokin rokujō 3687

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 86

Left

おもひにはあふ空さへやもえわたるあさたつ雲を煙とはして

omoi ni wa
au sora sae ya
moewataru
asa tatsu kumo o
keburi to wa shite
Is it our fires of passion
Meeting in the skies, and
Burning all?
The clouds rising with the morning
Have turned to smoke…

166

Right

明けぬとて帰る道にはこきたれて雨もなみだもふりそほちつつ

akenu tote
kaeru michi ni wa
kokitarete
ame mo namida mo
furisōchitsutsu
Tis the break of day, and
On the road back home
Descending sheets of
Rain, and my tears, too
Soak me to the skin…

Lord Toshiyuki
167[1]


[1] Kokinshū XIII: 639/Kokin rokujō V: 2732

Shiki koi sanshu uta’awase – Autumn

Autumn

Left

秋の夜の有明にみれど久堅の月のかつらはうつろはぬかな

aki no yo no
ariake ni miredo
hisakata no
tsuki no katsura wa
utsurouwanu kana
An autumn night’s
Dawn I see, yet
The eternal
Moon’s silver trees
Show no sign of fading!

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秋萩の花咲く比の白露は下ばのためとわきて置くべし

aki hagi no
hana saku koro no
shiratsuyu wa
shitaba no tame to
wakite okubeshi
In autumn, the bush clover
Flowers bloom—just then
Silver dewdrops
For the under-leaves
Do fall, marking every one.

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秋風はいなばもそよとふきつめりかりみる程と成りやしぬらん

akikaze wa
inaba mo soyo to
fukitsumeri
kari miru hodo to
nari ya shinuran
The autumn breeze
Seems to rustle the rice stalks
As it blows;
Seeing if ‘tis time to reap them—
Is that what it is, I wonder?

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Right

銀河とわたる舟は花薄ほにいづるほどぞかげもみゆべき

ama no kawa
towataru fune wa
hanasusuki
ho ni izuru hodo zo
kage mo miyubeki
Across the River of Heaven
A boat goes ferrying:
When the silver grass
Ears burst into bloom,
Can its shape be seen.

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女郎花さがの花をば色ながら秋をさかりといはれずもがな

ominaeshi
saga no hana oba
iro nagara
aki o sakari to
iwarezu mogana
Maidenflowers:
Blossoms from Saga
Reveal their hues, and
In autumn are most fine—that
Goes without saying!

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小男鹿の朝たつ霧にうりふ山嶺の梢は色こかりけり

saoshika no
asa tatsu kiri ni
urifuyama
mine no kozue wa
iro kokarikeri
Stags
Within the rising morning mist on
Urifu Moutain, where
The treetops on the peak
Have taken darker hues.

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