稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (53)

2022年1月 短歌

January 2022, Tanka

All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳  

1

新玉にしきり降りくる雪秘むる魔性の刃ゆるびなきもの

in the New Year

snow falls endlessly

while hiding

the blade of demon

…a harsh one

2

白冴えの装束まとひ雪女かなた影らふ雪しまく朝  

Yuki-Onna’s silhouette

in pure white kimono

from afar–

on the morning

with razing blizzard

※” Yuki-Onna” is a Japanese spectre that means snow fairy or snow woman with terrible power to freeze humans and things.

3

空透かぬ雪の日に聞く雪の事故 山の遭難 除雪に車

opaque sky–

you heard the accidents due

to the snow

lost in the mountain

snow plougher and drivers

雪雲に日遮られし真昼間に地に喰はれにし一人(いちにん)すすむ

at midday

snow clouds blocking

out rays

one being eaten by the earth

walks ahead 

5

家並みの交はり深き温もりにしまき和らぎ雪華舞ひちる    

in the houses’ row

blizzard changes to fluffy snow

because

people interact with each other

in the close warmth

6

橋なかばここまでと雪また荒びやさしくあらず 帰路の厳しき  

amid the bridge–

so much for grace

snow turns

rough again, making

my homeward path severe

7

新しきアウターに笑む 雪道にドライブ厭ふ牛歩の途上

while walking slow

I smile at my new outerwear–

on the day

of avoiding a drive due

to the snowy road

8

幸ある日けふは降らずとおぼゆるもけふも降りたり 暮雪こんこん

a happy day–

although I thought it would

not snow

also, today, evening snow

falls thick and fast

<Year-End 2021 / 2021年の暮>

9

ふうはりと白雪のまふイオン駐車場に愛車まつ聖なる夜

Christmas Eve—

white snow drifting

lightly fluffily

a beloved car waits for me

in the parking lot of Aeon

10

顧みて嘆き深きの一大事を正念場とする一年(ひととせ)暮る

in retrospect…

a year with a deep grief and

a critical problem

that became the moment of truth

comes to a close                   

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