「桐壺（The Paulownia Court）」の和歌
|I leave you, to go the road we all must go.
The road I would choose, if only I could, is the other.
|At the sound of the wind, bringing dews to Miyagi Plain,
I think of the tender hagi* upon the moor.
|The autumn night is too short to contain my tears
Though songs of bell cricket weary, fall into silence.
|Sad are the insect songs among the reeds.
More sadly yet falls the dew from above the clouds.
|The tree that gave them shelter has withered and died.
One fears for the plight of the hagi shoots beneath.
|And will no wizard search her out for me,
That even he may tell me where she is?
|Tears dim the moon, even here above the clouds.
Dim must it be in that lodging among the reeds.
|The boyish locks are now bound up, a man's.
And do we tie a lasting bond for his future?
|Fast the knot which the honest heart has tied.
May lavender, the hue of the troth, be as fast.