稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (48)

2021年8月 短歌

August 2021, Tanka

All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳  

<ボツメキの水に五首 / five pieces of tanka to Botsumeki Spring>

1・

炎天のこころぐき日に思ひ出づるボツメキの水 鈴鳴るごとし

in the blazing sun–

my mind is out of breath

I think of

Botsumeki Spring

like a bell ringing

2・

みめぐみの神の泉か八塩山ふところ深く雪を解かしむ

with a blessing —

is it a miraculous spring

given by God?

in the deep heart of Mt. Yashio

piled-snow melts into water

3・

水霊は涼風よぶかぎらぎらと緑光(て)る樹々にはか爽やぐ

the water spirit

calling for a cool breeze–

trees’ leaves

with the glistening sun

suddenly sway

4・

真澄鏡 清みしそこひに我を見む魂かへるボツメキの水

Mirror of Truth —

see me as I am

in the limpid water

Botsumeki Spring

where the spirit returns

5・

八塩山 神みそなはす水の源(もと)われら憩はむ真昼の木陰

Mt.Yashio…God sees 

all at the crystal spring 

let’s breathe

fresh air in the shade of

the midday trees 

6・

暫くは魔界の闇にとらはれむ贖ふべきの我が罪故

for my original sin

to be expiated …

for a while 

I may have been caught

in the darkness of hell

7・

意味無意味 渦中にあるの苦を問はれ 縁(えにし)のあやの義をおもはずや

is it meaningful or not?

being asked about my suffering

amid the case 

don’t I think of justice of karma

yes, I do

8. 

文月の朱色にもゆる望月は鎖のごとく鉄塔うつす

July’s full moon

reflects the power tower

in vermillion

like a chain binding them

never to be separated

9・

累々と白花咲かす栝楼根のくゆるかをりに盆香しのぶ

in layers…

japonicum-white flowers 

blooming

their faint scent reminds me

of the incense of Bon 

10.

神を俟つ野末の茂に筋きざむ忘れ草さく……強くあれかし

in the field

waiting for God

a daylily

amidst bushes is in bloom

curving stripes… be strong

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