Horikawa-in Enjo Awase 9


hito shirenu
omoi ariso no
hamakaze ni
nami no yoru koso
Unknown to all
My passion burns—toward a rocky
Beach the breeze
Brings waves–that
I would tell you!

Middle Captain Toshitada

In reply.


oto ni kiku
takashi no hama no
adanami wa
kakeji ya sode no
nure mo koso sure
By repute
Upon Takashi Beach
Break faithless waves, so
Had I not better keep away? Lest my sleeves
Should end up soaked!


[1] This poem is attributed to Kii, from the residence of Imperial Princess Sukeko 祐子内親王家紀伊 in Hyakunin isshu (72).

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