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San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 13

Colours of chrysanthemums at the base of a fence (籬菊色色)

Left

いろいろにうつろふ風のそがぎくはしなじなよはの霜やおくらん

iroiro ni
utsurou kaze no
sogagiku wa
shinajina yowa no
shimo ya okuran
Hues
Shifting with the breeze
Are the yellow chrysanthemums:
Is it because of night’s differing
Frostfall, perhaps?

A Court Lady
25

Right

おく霜にまがきのきくをみわたせばいろいろにこそうつろひにけれ

oku shimo ni
magaki no kiku o
miwataseba
iroiro ni koso
utsuroinikere
Frost has fallen upon
The chrysanthemums by the rough-hewn fence, and
When I gaze across them,
How their hues
Have faded away!

A Court Lady
26

MYS VIII: 1556

A poem by Imube no obito Kuromaro

秋田刈る刈廬もいまだ壊たねば雁が音寒し霜も置きぬがに

akita karu
kari ipo mo imada
kopotaneba
kari ga ne samusi
simo mo okinu gani
Reaping autumn fields
My temporary harvest-hut is yet
To fall, but
The goose calls are so chill that
Frost seems sure to fall…

Imube no Kuromaro
忌部黒麿