「花宴(The Festival of the Cherry Blossoms)」の和歌
|Could I see the blossom as other blossoms,
Then would there be no dew to cloud my heart.
|Late in the night we enjoy a misty moon.
There is nothing misty about the bond between us.
|Were the lonely one to vanish quite away,
Would you go to the grassy moors to ask her name?
|I wish to know whose dewy lodge it is
Ere winds blow past the bamboo-tangled moor.
|I had not known the sudden loneliness
Of having it vanish, the moon in the sky of dawn.
|If these blossoms of mine were of the common sort,
Would I press you so to come and look upon them?
|I wander lost on Arrow Mount and ask:
May I not see the moon I saw so briefly?
|Only the flighty, the less than serious ones,
Are left in the skies when the longbow moon is gone.