MYS VII: 1111

On rivers.

いにしへもかく聞きつつか偲ひけむこの布留川の清き瀬の音を

inisipe mo
kaku kikitutu
sinobikemu
purukapa no
kiyoki se no oto wo
In ancient time, too,
Did folk thus ever hear, and
Ponder on
The Furu River’s
Pure rapids’ sound?

SZS II: 89

Composed as a poem on blossom.

桜咲く比良の山風吹くままに花になりゆく志賀の浦浪

sakura saku
Fira no yamakaze
Fuku mama ni
Fana ni nariyuku
siga no uranami
Cherries flower on
Hira Mountain while
Breezes blow
All turned to blossom are
The waves on Shiga’s shore.

Middle Captain of the Inner Palace Guards, Left Division, [Fujiwara no] Yoshitsune
左近中将良経

Eikyū hyakushu 497

吹く風に漂ふ空の浮き雲をいつまでよそのものとかは見む

fuku kaze ni
tadayou sora no
ukigumo o
itsu made yoso no
mono to ka wa mimu
With the gusting breeze
Fluttering through the skies go
Drifting clouds;
For how long will such distant
Things I see?

Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent
京極関白家肥後

Sanboku kikashū VIII: 1223

Love and Horse Hair.

隙もあらばをぐろに立てる青鷺のこまごまとこそ言はまほしけれ

Fima mo araba
woguro ni tateru
awosagi no
komagoma to koso
iFamahosikere
Were there but space,
As perching on the paddy-ridges
Are the grey herons close
As the mounts ahead, in such detail
Would I tell you of my love.

Minamoto no Toshiyori
源俊頼