Ono no Komachi Poems

Ono no Komachi Poems

We are creating these pages to serves as a list of poems by Ono no Komachi as we carry out more research, as well as the numerous translations these poems have in English.

We will group them into the literature they comes from.

Should we not known where they come from yet, you will find them under the sub-heading ‘Unsure Location.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ogura Hyakunin Isshu

Japanese text2
Romanized Japanese1
English translation1
花の色は
うつりにけりな
いたづらに
わが身世にふる        
ながめせしまに
Hana no iro wa
utsurinikeri na
itazura ni
wa ga mi yo ni furu        
nagame seshi ma ni
A life in vain.
My looks, talents faded
like these cherry blossoms
paling in the endless rains
that I gaze out upon, alone.

Footnotes

1. MacMillan, P. (2018) ”One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Treasury of Classical Japanese Verse”. St. Ives: Penguin Classics.
2. Suzuki, H. et al. (1997) ”Genshoku: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu”. Tokyo: Bun’eidō.

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