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Shiki koi sanshu uta’awase – Winter

Winter

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冬くれば紅葉ふりしく神無月佐保の山辺はむべもりぬらん

fuyu kureba
momiji furishiku
kaminazuki
saho no yamabe wa
mube morinuran
When the winter comes,
Scarlet leaves, falling and scattering
In the Godless Month,
Upon the slopes of Mount Saho,
Indeed, are at their finest.

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冬ごもりかれてみゆらん梅がえは今はた花の春はにほはん

fuyugomori
karete miyuran
ume ga e wa
ima hata hana no
haru wa niowan
Sealed in winter, and
All withered seeming,
The plum tree’s branches,
Now, for sure, the blossoms’
Spring will scent.

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冬みれば水もまかせぬ小山田にいつすき返し種をまきけん

fuyu mireba
mizu mo makasenu
oyamada ni
itsu sukikaeshi
tane o makiken
‘Tis winter, I see, so
There’s no water to draw for
The little mountain paddies:
O, when might I till them, and
Sow my seeds, I wonder?

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時雨降る宿にすまへば冬の夜に錦とみゆる木木の花かな

shigure furu
yado ni sumaeba
fuyu no yo ni
nishiki to miyuru
kigi no hana kana
Showers fall
Upon the house where I do dwell, so
Upon a winter’s night
As brocade do seem
The blossoming trees!

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ゆふだすき神の社にかけつればしもし降るにもたのもしきかな

yūdasuki
kami no yashiro ni
kaketsureba
shimo shi furu ni mo
tanomashiki kana
Sacred mulberry cords
Around the God’s shrine
Are hung, so
Even amidst the frost fall,
The future does seem bright!

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白雲のふたへふりしくときは山うらはへとしはみどりなりけれ

shiragumo no
futae furishiku
tokiwa yama
ura hae toshi wa
midori narikere
Clouds of white
Lie scattered, twofold, upon
The unchanging mountain:
Stretching out behind, the year
Is simply green.

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Shiki koi sanshu uta’awase – Autumn

Autumn

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秋の夜の有明にみれど久堅の月のかつらはうつろはぬかな

aki no yo no
ariake ni miredo
hisakata no
tsuki no katsura wa
utsurouwanu kana
An autumn night’s
Dawn I see, yet
The eternal
Moon’s silver trees
Show no sign of fading!

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秋萩の花咲く比の白露は下ばのためとわきて置くべし

aki hagi no
hana saku koro no
shiratsuyu wa
shitaba no tame to
wakite okubeshi
In autumn, the bush clover
Flowers bloom—just then
Silver dewdrops
For the under-leaves
Do fall, marking every one.

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秋風はいなばもそよとふきつめりかりみる程と成りやしぬらん

akikaze wa
inaba mo soyo to
fukitsumeri
kari miru hodo to
nari ya shinuran
The autumn breeze
Seems to rustle the rice stalks
As it blows;
Seeing if ‘tis time to reap them—
Is that what it is, I wonder?

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銀河とわたる舟は花薄ほにいづるほどぞかげもみゆべき

ama no kawa
towataru fune wa
hanasusuki
ho ni izuru hodo zo
kage mo miyubeki
Across the River of Heaven
A boat goes ferrying:
When the silver grass
Ears burst into bloom,
Can its shape be seen.

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女郎花さがの花をば色ながら秋をさかりといはれずもがな

ominaeshi
saga no hana oba
iro nagara
aki o sakari to
iwarezu mogana
Maidenflowers:
Blossoms from Saga
Reveal their hues, and
In autumn are most fine—that
Goes without saying!

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小男鹿の朝たつ霧にうりふ山嶺の梢は色こかりけり

saoshika no
asa tatsu kiri ni
urifuyama
mine no kozue wa
iro kokarikeri
Stags
Within the rising morning mist on
Urifu Moutain, where
The treetops on the peak
Have taken darker hues.

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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 29

いりひさす山とぞ見ゆるもみぢばのあきのことごとてらすなりけり

irihi sasu
yama to zo miyuru
momijiba no
aki no kotogoto
terasu narikeri
The setting sun shines
On the mountains, and it seems
The scarlet leaves
All of autumn
Do illuminate.

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ひさかたのつきのかつらもあきはなほもみぢすればやてりまさるらん[1]

hisakata no
tsuki no katsura mo
aki  wa nao
momiji sureba ya
terimasaruran
On the eternal
Moon the silver trees too
In Autumn
Change their hues;
Is that why you shine so bright?

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[1] This poem was included in Kokinshū (IV: 194), where it is attributed to Mibu no Tadamine.

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 24

ひとしれぬなみだやそらにくもりつつあきのしぐれとふりまさるらむ[1]

hito shirenu
namida ya sora ni
kumoritsutsu
aki no shigure to
furimasaruramu
Unknown to all
With tears the skies
Are ever clouded;
The autumn drizzle
Seems to fall the harder.

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あきくれば山とよむまでなくしかに我おとらめやひとりぬるよは

aki kureba
yama toyomu made
naku shika ni
ware otorame ya
hitori nuru yo wa
When the autumn comes
The mountains echo with
The belling stags;
Will they lose to me
These nights I sleep alone?

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[1] This poem appears in Fubokushō (5546), where it is attributed to [Ariwara no] Motokata.

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 23

あきかぜにすむよもぎふのかれゆけばこゑのことごとむしぞなくなる

akikaze ni
sumu yomogyū no
kareyukeba
koe no kotogoto
mushi zo nakunaru
With the autumn wind,
Their home, the mugwort,
Begins to wither, so
Every single
Insect cries out.

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みるごとにあきにもあるかたつたひめもみぢそむとや山はきるらん[1]

miru goto ni
aki ni mo aru ka
tatsutahime
momiji somu to ya
yama wa kiruran
Each time I see her
Is it autumn?
Princess Tatsuta,
I wonder, are she dying scarlet leaves,
So that she may wear the mountains?

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[1] This poem occurs in Kokin rokujō (648); and also in Tomonori-shū (27), suggesting that it may be by Ki no Tomonori.

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 11

さをしかのしがらみふする秋はぎはたまなす露ぞつつみたりける

saoshika no
shigarami fusuru
akihagi wa
tama nasu tsuyu zo
tsutsumitarikeru
Ah, the stag,
Entangled, tripped
On the autumn bush clover;
Dewdrops turned gemlets
Have wrapped him all around.

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かみなみのみむろの山をわけゆけばにしきたちきる心ちこそすれ

kaminami no
mimuro no yama o
wakeyukeba
nishiki tachikiru
kokochi koso sure
Deities dwell
Upon Mount Mimuro, where
I forge my way,
Cutting and sewing the brocade of leaves,
I feel!

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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 9

ひぐらしのなくあき山をこえくればことぞともなくものぞかなしき[1]

higurashi no
naku aki yama o
koekureba
koto zo tomonaku
mono zo kanashiki
The sundown cicadas
Sing in the autumn mountains
Passing by,
Everything is somehow
All the more sad…

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あきののとなりぞしにける草むらの見るひごとにもまさるつゆかな

aki no no to
nari zo shinikeru
kusamura no
miru hi goto ni mo
masaru tsuyu kana
The autumn fields
Have all turned to
Tangled clumps of grass—
Every day I sight them,
How finer is the dewfall!

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[1] This poem was included in two later anthologies: Fubokuwakashu (6015) and Shūfū wakashū 秋風和歌集 (307).