「朝顔（The Morning Glory）」の和歌
|One does indeed wait long and cheerless months
In hopes the gods will someday give their blessing.
|The gods will tell me I have broken my vows
For having had the briefest talk with you.
|I do not forget the morning glory I saw.
Will the years, I wonder, have taken it past its bloom?
|The morning glory, wholly changed by autumn,
Is lost in the tangle of the dew-drenched hedge.
|And when did wormwood overwhelm this gate,
This hedge, now under snow, so go to ruin?
|I do not forget that bond, though years have passed,
For did you not choose to call me Mother's mother?
|Suppose we wait for another world to tell us
Of instances of a child's forgetting a parent.
|Long years of coldness have not chastened me,
And now I add resentment to resentment.
|I could not change if I wished at this late date.
I know that others do, but I cannot.
|The water is stilled among the frozen rocks.
A clear moon moves into the western sky.
|A night of drifting snow and memories
Is broken by another note of sadness.
|A winter's night, I awaken from troubled sleep.
And what a brief and fleeting dream it was!
|I fear, in my longing, to go in search of her
And find not her shade on the banks of the River of Death.