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Jidai fudō uta’awase 48

Round Forty-Eight

Left

みかのはらわきてながるるいづみ河いつみきとてか恋しかるらん

mika no hara
wakite nagaruru
izumigawa
itsu miki tote ka
koishikaruran
Across the fields at Mika
Runs
The river Kizu
When was it there we met
That I should love you so?

95[i]

Right

いかりおろすかたこそなけれいせの海のしほひにかかるあまのつり舟

ikari orosu
kata koso nakere
ise no umi no
shiohi ni kakaru
ama no tsuribune
To drop anchor
Is there no way at all, so
At the sea off Ise
Caught by the lowering tide are
The seafolk’s fishing boats…

96[ii]


[i] SKKS XI: 996: Topic unknown.

[ii] This poem is not listed as occurring in any other anthology, or collection.