Category Archives: Imperial Anthologies

KYS VIII: 448

Composed gazing at the moon when there were baseless rumours about her.

如何にせむ歎の杜は茂けれど木の間の月の隱れなき世を

ika ni semu
nageki no mori Fa
sigekeredo
ko no ma no tuki no
kakurenaki yo wo
What am I to do?
The sacred groves of Nageki with grief
Grow lush, yet
Between the trees, from the moon
There is no hiding in this world.

The Daughter of Tachibana no Toshimune
橘俊宗女

SZS I: 11

Composed as a poem on haze.

見渡せばそこと印の杉もなし霞のうちや三輪の山本

miwataseba
soko to sirusi no
sugi mo nasi
kasumi no uti ya
miwa no yamamoto
When I gaze across
As sentinels there
No cedars stand;
Are you within the haze,
O, Miwa Mountain’s foot?

Captain of the Middle Palace Guards, Left Division, [Fujiwara no] Takafusa
左兵衛督隆房

SIS XVIII: 1208

When a woman who had long been an acquaintence of Left Middle Captain Naritoki departed for Tsukushi, Lord Sanekata, went as a messenger to Usa, and she gave this to him out of concern.

今日迄は生の松原いきたれど我身のうさに歎てぞふる

keFu made Fa
iki no matubara
ikitaredo
wa ga mi no usa ni
nagekite zo Furu
Up until today
Among the pine groves of Iki
Have I lived, yet
In my desolation
Am I drowned in grief.

The Daughter of Fujiwara no Nochiō
藤原後生女