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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 15

山ざとは秋こそものはかなしけれねざめねざめにしかはなきつつ

yamazato wa
aki koso mono wa
kanashikere
nezame nezame ni
shika wa nakitsutsu
A mountain retreat in
Autumn is much more
Sad;
Waking, ever waking
To the stags constant cries…

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ことのねをかぜのしらべにまかせてはたつたひめこそあきはひくらし

koto no ne o
kaze no shirabe ni
makasete wa
tatsustahime koso
aki wa hikurashi
A zither’s strains
By the wind tuned
Up—
Princess Tatsuta
Is plucking out the notes of autumn, it seems.

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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 14

あさぎりにかたまどはしてなくかりのこゑぞたえせぬ秋の山べは

asagiri ni
kata madowashite
naku kari no
koe zo taesenu
aki no yamabe wa
In the morning mists
Having lost their way,
Crying, the geese
Call out ceaselessly
From the autumn mountain meadows.

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山ざとはあきこそことにかなしけれしかのなくねにめをさましつつ[1]

yamazato wa
aki koso koto ni
kanashikere
shika no naku ne ni
me o samashitsutsu
In a mountain retreat
The autumn, especially,
Is lonely.
The belling of the stags
Continually awakens me.

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[1] This poem also occurs in Kokinshū (IV: 214), where it is attributed to [Mibu no] Tadamine.

Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 2

はまちどりあきとしなればあさぎりにかたまどはしてなかぬ日ぞなき

hamachidori
aki to shinareba
asagiri ni
kata madowashite
nakanu hi zo naki
The plovers on the beach:
When the autumn comes,
In the morning mists
Do lose their way;
No day dawns without their cries…

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あきくればみやまざとこそわびしけれよるはほたるをともしびにして[1]

aki kureba
miyamazato koso
wabishikere
yoru wa hotaru o
tomoshibi ni shite
When the autumn comes
My hut deep in the mountains
Is lonelier by far;
At night with fireflies
For my lantern.

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[1] This poem also appears as Fubokushō 5545 where is it is listed as by Ōe no Chisato

San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 2

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

Left

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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Right

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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Minbukyō yukihira uta’awase 1

The poetry competition held at the residence of Yukihira, the Minister of Popular Affairs: Left and Right prepared tableau, among other things. The tableau were in the form of rustic dwellings. Poems were composed on these in relation to cuckoo calls.

Left (Tie) – on the form of a mountain dwelling
夏深き山里なれど時鳥声はしげくも聞えざりけり

natu Fukaki
yamazato naredo
Fototogisu
kowe Fa sigekumo
kikoezarikeri
Deep in summer
Lies this mountain hut, yet
The cuckoo
Calls lush and thick, but
I cannot hear them!

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Right – on the form of a country house
荒れにける宿の梢は高けれど山時鳥まれに鳴くかな

arenikeru
yado no kozue wa
takakeredo
yamahototogisu
mare ni naku kana
Gone to ruin is
This house where treetops
Are tall, yet
The mountain cuckoo
Calls there but rarely!

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