Category Archives: Fūgashū

FGS IV: 410

On summer trees, when His Majesty, the Former Emperor, ordered him to produce a thirty poem sequence.


niji no tatsu
fumoto no sugi wa
kumo ni kiete
mine yori haruru
yūdachi no ame
A rainbow rises above
Cedars in the foothills,
Vanishing in the clouds
Clearing from the peaks,
With an evening shower of rain.

Former Senior Assistant Governor General of Dazai Toshikane

FGS V: 522


kaze samumi
hadarejimo furu
aki no yo wa
yamashita toyomi
shika zo nakunaru
How chill the wind
Dusting frost
On this autumn night;
The foothills echoing with
The belling of the stags…

Fujiwara no Mototoshi

This poem is also included in the Horikawa Hyakushū.