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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūni-nen natsu) 04

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こひこひてただにややまむなつむしのおもひのほかにみをやすててむ

koikoite
tada ni ya yamamu
natsumushi no
omoi no hoka ni
mi o ya sutetemu
So much in love—
Will it ever all be over?
As a firefly
In sudden fires of passion
Should I abandon all restraint?

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A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

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たれによりひとつおもひにみをすててことしもなつのむしとなりしぞ

tare ni yori
hitotsu omoi ni
mi o sutete
kotoshi mo natsu no
mushi to narishi zo
For whose sake is it
I burn with singular passion?
Abandoning all restraint
This year, too, a fire
Fly have I become!

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A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

KKS XVI: 832

Composed when the Horikawa Grand Minister had died, after the cremation on Mount Fukakusa was over.

深草の野辺の桜し心あらばことし許はすみぞめに咲け

Fukakusa no
nobe no sakura si
kokoro araba
kotosi bakari Fa
sumizome ni sake
At Fukakusa
In the meadows, had the cherry trees
Any heart at all,
For just this year
Would they bloom in charcoal hues.

Kamutsuke no Mineo
上野岑雄