Category Archives: Horikawa Hyakushu

Horikawa hyakushu 496

山賤の背面に立つる蚊遣り火の下に燻りてやみぬべきかな

yamagatu no
sotomo ni taturu
kayaribi no
sita ni kuyurite
yaminubeki kana
A mountain man:
Behind him stands
A smudge fire
Drifting down –
Has he halted it, I wonder!

Kawachi, from the household of the Former Ise Virgin
前斎宮河内

Horikawa hyakushu 1136

理無しや思ふ心の色ならばこれぞそれとも見せましものを

warinasi ya
omoFu kokoro no
iro naraba
kore zo sore tomo
misemasi mono wo
How indiscriminate!
If a heart in love’s
Passionate hues I have
Each and every one
Are something I would show to you!

Kawachi, from the household of the Former Ise Virgin
前斎宮河内

Horikawa hyakushu 1135

よそながら恋は色にもあらなくに心に深く思ひそめてき

yoso nagara
koFi Fa iro ni mo
aranaku ni
kokoro ni Fukaku
omoFisometeki
From a distance
Love in visible shades of passion
Has not appeared, but
Deep within her heart
It has begun to leave its hue.

Iyo, from the Residence of Imperial Princess Sukeko
祐子内親王家紀伊