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138  Poem by the Bridge at Ten-Shin  15{6}th —Kofu1 [8] [年 年 橋 上 遊] Nen nen Kio jo yu Year year bridge on play wander (And yet) year after year, they wander on the same bridge//(scene does not change) [Though they hang in the same way over the bridge-rail.] 140 Cribs for Cathay & Other Poems [9] [雞 鳴 海 色 動] Kei mei Ku{ai} sh{o}ku do cock crowing10 sea color move early morning In early dawn the color of the sky11 moves [82] [The sea’s colour moves at the dawn] [10] [謁 帝 羅 公 侯] Etsu- tei ra Ko Ko wait on Emperor stand princes dukes in row In order to wait on the Emperor princes + earls gath {go about} in ranks [And the princes still stand in rows, about the throne,] [11] [月 落 西 上 陽] Getsu raku sei jo yo moon falls (on) Western upper yang name of a gate in Rakuyo The moon has fallen behind the Western Yo mon gate12 [And the moon falls over the portals of Sei-go-yo,] [12] [餘 輝 半 城 樓] yo Ki han jo ro Lingering moonlight13 half city wall building on top of gate And the lingering light is still seen on half of the/storied gate.14 [83] [And clings to the walls and the gate-top.] [13] [衣 冠 照 雲 日] i Kwan sho wun jitsu dress hat shine against cloud sun (by and by they return) with the dresses + head coverings/glittering against cloud and sun [With head-gear15 glittering against the cloud and sun,] ⎫ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ ⎫ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ Poem by the Bridge at Ten-Shin 141 [14] [朝 下 散 皇 州] Cho Ka San Ko Shu Court descending disperse imperial province Capital descending from court they disperse themselves throughout/the Capital— [The lords go forth from the court, and into far borders.] [15] [鞍 馬 如 飛 龍] Am ba jŏ hi rio harnessed16 horse like flying dragon The horses they ride on, are like flying dragons [84] [They ride upon dragon-like horses,] [16] [黃 金 絡 馬 頭] O gon raku bă to yellow metal tied to17 horse head gold trappings encircled their horses’ heads [Upon horses with head-trappings of yellow-metal,18 ] [17] [行 人 皆 辟 易] Ko jin Kai heki eki going men all go aside change stand aside The street men all stand aside (in amazement) [And the streets make way for their passage.] [18] [志 氣 橫 嵩 丘] Shiki ki o su Kiu will mental lie high hill state parallel name aspect to Their mental air is lofty as young yonder19 Su hills.{(Near Rakuyo)} [85] [Haughty their passing,] ⎫ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ ⎫ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ 142 Cribs for Cathay & Other Poems [19] [入 門 上 高 堂] Niu mon jo Ko do entering gate ascend high hall Entering the housegates20 they go up into high halls [Haughty their steps as they go into great banquets,] [20] [列 鼎 錯 珍 羞] retsu- tei saku chin shu in row urns21 (Contain) curious food mixed excellent {there} the rows of urns have mixed rare dainties— [To high halls and curious food,] [21] [香 風 引 趙 舞] Ko fu in Cho bu fragrant wind draw Cho dance (girls) (Which feasting goes on songs are sung + flutes are played)22 As the girls from Cho dance the fragrant wind/f draws [86] [To the perfumed air and girls dancing,]23 [22] [清 管 隨 齊 謳] Sei Kwan zui Sei O Clear flute follow Sei song (girls) As the Sei girls sing, the clear flute follows, [To clear flutes and clear singing;] Poem by the Bridge at Ten-Shin 143 [23] [七 十 紫 鴛 鴦] Shichi ju shi g{y}en wo Seven- ty purple male female duck duck oshidori24 Seventy purple mandarin ducks [To the dance of the seventy couples;] 25 [24] [雙 雙 戲 庭 幽] so so getsu{gi} tei yu double double frolic garden corners in pairs + pairs, they frolic in corners of the gardens//(probably implies that men + women go off/in pairs) [87] [To the mad chase through the gardens.] [25] [行 樂 爭 晝 夜] Ko raku so chu ya exercising music struggling day night practicing pleasure26 force in general In practise of pleasures the[y] force night into day.27 [26] [自 言 度 千 秋] Ji gen do sen shu self say pass over 1000 autumns They themselves say that they will thus pass through/the 1000 autumns, [And they think it will last a thousand autumns, Unwearying autumns.] ⎫ ⎪ ⎪ ⎬ ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ 144 Cribs for Cathay & Other Poems 28 [27] [功 成 身 不 退] Ko sei {(End)}29 shu{i}n fu tai merit accomplished {body} not retiring— deed self The deed accomplished and the body not/retiring [88] [28] [自 古 多 愆 尤] Ji Kŏ ta yen yu From old time many errors failures {If so,}/Such life was from oldest days known to be full of/errors (theirs) + failures.30 [29] [黃 犬 空 歎 息] Ko Ken Ku tan Se{o}ku Yellow dogs vacant sigh inspiration useless lament The yellow dog to no purport...


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