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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 7

たつたがはあきはみづなくあせななむあかぬもみぢのながるればをし[1]

tatsutagawa
aki wa mizu naku
asena namu
akanu momiji no
nagarureba oshi
The river Tatsuta
In autumn, lacks water and
Is shallow, indeed, but though
I never tire of the scarlet leaves
When they flow by, how I do regret it!

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いなづまはあるかなきかに見ゆれどもあきのたのみはほにぞいでける

inazuma wa
aru ka naki ka ni
miyuredomo
aki no tanomi wa
ho ni zo idekeru
A flash of lightning:
It may, or may not
Appear, yet
In autumn you can trust that
Ripened ears of rice will.

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[1] This poem was included in Gosenshū (VII: 416).