Category Archives: Goshūishū

GSIS I: 10

Composed when she was requested for a Spring poem by some courtiers during the reign of Retired Emperor Ichijō (980-1011; r. 986-1011).

み吉野は春のけしきにかすめども結ぼゝれたる雪の下草

miyosino Fa
Faru no kesiki ni
kasumedomo
musuboForetaru
yuki no sitakusa
Fair Yoshino is
With Spring’s seeming
Hazed, yet there is
Solid
Snow around the undergrowth.

Murasaki Shikibu
紫式部