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Uta Koi: Episode 13 Poetry (final)

10 OCT
2012

The first poem of the episode is #89 in the Hyakunin Isshu. It was written by Princess Shokushi:

Tama no wo yo

Taenaba taene

Nagaraeba

Shinoburu koto no

Yowari mozo suru.

"Nothing can be worse than living a moment longer, when I cannot bear growing any weaker than I already have."

The second poem is a waka that is not part of the Hyakunin Isshu. The one place I found it romanized on the web, there was no information to tell me where it originally is found or who technically wrote it--my guess is that it is in another large anthology.

Omou koto

Munashiki yume no

Nakazora ni

Tayutomo tayu na

Tsuraki tama no wo.

"Though my feelings will never be realized, I only ask that you bear growing weaker than you already have."

The third and final poem of the episode, by Fujiwara no Teika, is #97 from the Hyakunin Isshu:

Konu hito wo

Matsuho no ura no

Yunagi ni

Yakuya moshiho no

Mi mo kogare tsutsu.

"As I wait for someone who will never come, my body burns like the seawee drying on the shores of Matsuho."

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