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.’
|Japanese text2||Romanized Japanese1||English translation1|
|Hana no iro wa|
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.
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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