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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 11

Left (Win)

をしめどもとまらぬ秋としりながらまどふ心はいかにせよとぞ

oshimedomo
tomaranu aki to
shirinagara
madou kokoro wa
ika ni seyo to zo
I regret it, yet
Autumn will not linger,
I know, but
What is my confused heart
To do, I wonder?

21

Right

たつた河わたりし秋にあらぬかなながれてもみぢつねにみるべく

tatsutagawa
watarishi aki ni
aranu kana
nagarete momiji
tsune ni mirubeku
The River Tatsuta
Has been crossed by autumn,
Has it not?
For Its upon its flows scarlet leaves
Can I ever see…

22

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…

19

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?

20

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?

15

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?

16

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.

17

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
18

Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 21

とこやまねふみわけてくしかはじとやおもふひてあきには

otokoyama
mine fumiwakete
naku shika wa
heji to ya omou
shiite aki ni wa
Upon Otoko Mountain’s
Peak treads
A belling stag:
I wonder, does he not wish
To have to endure the autumn?

41

ぐらやまねのもみぢばにをいとにてかおりけむるやしらずや

ogurayama
mine no momijiba
nani o ito ni
hete ka orikemu
shiru ya shirazu ya
On Ogura Mountain’s
Peak, the scarlet leaves
Somehow, as warp threads
Crossing, woven seem—
Who knows that? No one, I expect!

42

Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 17

たつたやまあきをみなへしすぐさねばおくるぬさこそもみぢなりけれ

tatsutayama
aki o mina heshi
sugusaneba
okuru nusa koso
momiji narikere
On Tatsuta Mountain
Autumn for all has
Not yet passed by, so
Proffered are garlands of
Scarlet leaves.

Motoyori
33

あきぎりをみなへしなびくふくかぜをこのひともとにはなはちるらし

akigiri o
mina heshi nabiku
fuku kaze o
kono hitomoto ni
hana wa chirurashi
The autumn mists
Have borne down on all
With the gusting wind
A single stalk of
Blooms seems to scatter…

Yoshikaze
34

Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 15

These are poems which His Majesty had everyone in attendance compose on the day.

わがやどをみなへしひとのすぎゆかばあきのくさばはしぐれざらまし

wa ga yado o
mina heshi hito no
sugiyukaba
aki no kusaba wa
shigurezaramashi
Should my house
By all the passing folk
Be passed by, then
Would not the autumn grasses
Scatter showers?

Minamoto no Tsuruna
29

をしめどもえだにとまらぬもみぢばをみなへしおきてあきののちみむ

oshimedomo
eda ni tomaranu
momijiba o
mina heshi okite
aki no nochi mimu
I regret it, yet
On the branches have not lingered
Scarlet leaves—
I will press them, every one,
To gaze on after autumn’s passing.

Muneyuki
30

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 71

Left

ちらねどもかねてぞをしき紅葉ばは今はかぎりの色と見つれば

chiranedomo
kanete zo oshiki
momijiba wa
ima wa kagiri no
iro to mitsureba
They have not scattered, yet
Truly do I regret, that
The scarlet leaves
Have now reached the limit of
Their hues, it seems, so…

139

Right

白雲のおりゐる宿とみえつるは降りくる雪のとけぬなりけり

shirakumo no
ori’iru yado to
mietsuru wa
furikuru yuki no
tokenu narikeri
Clouds of white
Have descended on my house
It seems, so
The snow, come falling,
Will not melt, at all.

140

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 69

Left

草も木も枯行く冬の宿なれば雪ならずしてとふ人ぞなき

kusa mo ki mo
kareyuku fuyu no
yado nareba
yuki narazushite
tou hito zo naki
Both grass and trees
Wither away with winter
At my home, so
Even without the snow
No one comes to call.

135

Right

ふる雪はえだにしばしもとまらなむ花も紅葉も絶えてなきまは

furu yuki wa
eda ni shibashi mo
tomaranamu
hana mo momiji mo
taete naki ma wa
The falling snow
Upon the branches for a while
Does rest, when
Neither blossoms nor scarlet leaves
Are there at all…

136

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 54

Left

雁がねにおどろく秋のよを寒み虫のおりだす衣をぞきる

kari ga ne ni
odoroku aki no
yo o samumi
mushi no oridasu
koromo o zo kiru
The goose cries are
Startling on an autumn
Night so chill
The insects’ woven
Robes I will put on!

106[1]

Right

あき風はたがたむけとか紅葉ばをぬさにきりつつ吹きちらすらん

akikaze wa
ta ga tamuke to ka
momijiba o
nusa ni kiritsutsu
fukichirasuran
The autumn wind:
To whom does it make its offering
Of scarlet leaves?
Ever cutting them to streamers, and
Seeming to scatter them with its gusts…

107


[1] Fubokushō XII: 4881