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稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (16)

#Haiku Happenings #2: Hidenori Hiruta presents #tanka by Rika Inami!

Akita International Haiku Network

2018年11月短歌

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<抱返り渓谷に10首 / 10 pieces to Dakigaeri Valley>

抱返り渓谷は秋田県仙北市にあります。

Dakigaeri Valley is in Semboku City, Akita, Japan.

1

けふに知るいまだ知らざる事ありと抱返り渓谷われに知らしむ

today

Dakigaeri Valley

let me know

that I still have the unknown

… I realize it

抱返り渓谷に行くには、抱返り神社の鳥居をくぐって行かなければなりません。

We have to walk through under the torii of Dakigaeri Shrine so that we can get to the valley.

 

2

神の岩橋に群れとぶ赤蜻蛉うつろひ告ぐる季(とき)の使者かも

red dragonflies

flying around Rock Bridge of Gods

they might be

messengers telling about

the change of seasons

3

異世界に踏み入りたるか峡谷は未だ見ざるの錦秋にして

stepping into

the different world?

the valley

spreads golden autumn

I haven’t seen

4

茣蓙の石 緑青色の水に清む川の真中に陣取りあそぶ

Goza-no-Ishi

placing itself

amid the river

plays with limpid water

the color Rokusho

※ Goza means the woven rush mat.

It is said that Goza-no-Ishi is so large as to be able to lay some mats.  And the top of the stone is flat.

Rokusho is one of Japanese traditional…

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