稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (50)

2021年10月 短歌

October 2021, Tanka

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  1.  

まかがよふ稲穂の実り言祝くは中つ秋の田 天地(あめつち)の間

genuine glory —

grains are waving and shining

we celebrate

the mid-autumn rice fields

between heaven and earth

2.

露ふふむ秋光の朝なほ生きて吾はあゆまむ忍穂の中を

autumn

morning light is glistening

with dew

I’m still alive and walk

in the abundant ears of rice

3.

白白と秋霧(あきぶ)ながるる山々に捧ぐるがごと稲穂かがよふ

brilliantly

rice harvests are waving

as if

dedicated to the mountains

where the white autumn mist flows

4.

風立たぬ朝と思へど穂芒の幽かなる揺れ道ひらきをり

although

I feel the wind doesn’t rise

in this morning–

pampas grasses sway a bit

and make the path for me

5.

「はやんしごど」里人の声やさしきか秋冷の朝 道つづきをり

“Good morning,”

the tender voice of a villager

to me

in the cool autumn early morning

… my path still continues

6.

忽然と空あらはれぬ水縹(みはなだ)にながるる雲は秋を奏づる

unexpectedly

the sky appears to me

the clouds

flowing in cerulean

play the tune of autumn.

7.  

若人入るワクチン接種会場は常には見えず老ひの過疎地は

it looks unusual 

the corona-vaccination hall

filled with young people 

here in this depopulated town

with many elderly people 

8.

魂のさ紫さゆる桔梗かな逝くひと偲ぶ彼岸近き日  

a balloon flower

with the serene purple

of the soul blooming

reminds me of those who passed away

around the autumn equinox

9.

秋桜(コスモス)の光にのりて咲きまがふ我が執着もかくにあらばや

cosmos flowers

blooming in the light…

I wish

my obsession could be

as detached as them

10.

そろりゆく山のなだりに一群(ひとむら)の梅鉢草 友に会ふごとし

slowly ascending…

on the slope of the mountain

grass of parnassus

I feel as if meeting

an old friend again

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