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San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 2

Being quiet in company with a bush warbler (鶯閑中友)

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うぐひすのこゑを友にてくらすかなひとりながむる春の山里

uguisu no
koe o tomo nite
kurasu kana
hitori nagamuru
haru no yamazato
O, with a warbler’s
Song
To spend my days!
Gazing out alone
From a mountain hut in springtime…

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山家はなく鶯のこゑのみぞのどけき春の友ときこゆる

yama ie wa
naku uguisu no
koe nomi zo
nodokeki haru no
tomo to kikoyuru
In a dwelling in the mountains
With nothing but a singing warbler’s
Song!
Peaceful, pleasant springtime
Is in the very sound.

Fujiwara no Kunimoto, Ranked without Office
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SZS III: 136

Composed on the conception of changing into summer clothes, when a Hundred Poem Sequence was presented to His Majesty, Emperor Horikawa.
夏ごろもはなのたもとにぬぎかへて春のかたみもとまらざりけり

natsugoromo
hana no tamoto ni
nugikaete
haru no katami mo
tomarazarikeri
For summer garb
Blossom-laden sleeves
I remove, and with the change
Those keepsakes of springtime
Fail to linger on.

Former Middle Counsellor Masafusa

KKS II: 95

When he had gone to the northern hills to view the blossom, he sent this to the residence of the Un’rin-in Prince.[1]

いざけふは春の山辺にまじりなむ暮れなばなげの花の影かは

iza keFu Fa
Faru no yamabe ni
mazirinamu
kurenaba nage no
Fana no kage ka Fa
So, on this day
Into the springtime mountains
Let us tread!
For even should dusk fall, brief
Would the blossoms glow be? Surely not!

Sosei


[1] Imperial Prince Tsuneyasu 常康親王 (?-869), the seventh son of Emperor Ninmyō.

MYS X: 1891

冬こもり春咲く花を手折り持ち千たびの限り恋ひわたるかも

puyu komori
paru saku pana wo
tawori moti
titabi no kagiri
kopiwataru kamo
Sealed in winter
Springtime’s blooming blossoms
Do I take in hand –
A thousand times and more
Does love for you fill my thoughts.

Kakinomoto no Hitomaro Collection
柿本人麻呂歌集