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Dairi uta’awase Kanna Gan-nen 4

Dew
 
Left (Tie)

をぎのはにおけるしらつゆたまかとてそでにつつめどとまらざりけり

ogi no ha ni
okeru shiratsuyu
tama ka to te
sode ni tsutsumedo
tomarazarikeri
On the blades of silver grass
Drop silven dewdrops;
Wondering if they’re jewels
I wrapped them in my sleeves, yet
Could not make them stay.

His Majesty
7

Right

いかにしてたまにもぬかむゆふさればをぎのはわけにむすぶしら露

ika ni shite
tama ni mo nukamu
yū sareba
ogi no hawake ni
musubu shiratsuyu
Somehow
With gemstones they seem strung;
When evening comes
Each and every blade of silver grass
Is bound with silven dewdrops.

Nagayoshi
8

MYS IX: 1682

A poem presented to Prince Osakabe, composed on viewing the image of a sage.

とこしへに夏冬行けや裘扇放たぬ山に住む人

tokosipe ni
natu puyu yuke ya
kapagoromo
apugi patanu
yama ni sumu pito
Not eternally,
As summer and winter’s passage, yet
His coat of fur, and
Fan, never will he release
This mountain-dwelling man…

Kakinomoto no Hitomaro Collection
柿本人麻呂歌集