Goshūiwakashū 後拾遺和歌集

The fourth imperial poetry anthology, the Goshūiwakashū, the ‘Later Collection of Gleanings’, was commissioned from Fujiwara no Michitoshi (1047-1099) by Emperor Shirakawa (1053-1129; r. 1072-1086) in 1078 and completed in 1086. It contains the normal 20 Books and a preface written by Michitoshi. As a compiler, his tastes ran to the conservative, but his stated aim was to produce a collection representing the ‘new’ in waka, hence the anthology is dominated by women poets, with Izumi Shikibu, the greatest poet of her age, extensively represented.

Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X
Book XI
Book XII
Book XIII
Book XIV
Book XV
Book XVI
Book XVII
Book XVIII
Book XIX
Book XX
Spring I
Spring II
Summer
Autumn I
Autumn II
Winter
Felicitations
Partings
Travel
Laments
Love I
Love II
Love III
Love IV
Miscellaneous I
Miscellaneous II
Miscellaneous III
Miscellaneous IV
Miscellaneous V
Miscellaneous VI

The 20 Books contain a total of 1,200 poems.

The principal poets of the collection (those with more than 10 poems included) are: Izumi Shikibu (67), Lady Sagami (40), Akazome Emon (32), the Monk Nôin (31), Ise no Taifu (27), Kiyowara no Motosuke (26), Fujiwara no Michinari (26), Fujiwara no Nagayoshi (20), Fujiwara no Kintō (19), Taira no Kanemori (18), Fujiwara no Yorimune (18), the Monk Dômyō (16), Koben (15), Fujiwara no Sadayori (15) and the Monk Ryōzen (14).

Book I:

GSIS I: 3
GSIS I: 4
GSIS I: 10
GSIS I: 13
GSIS I: 25
GSIS I: 35
GSIS I: 42
GSIS I: 48
GSIS I: 57
GSIS I: 82
GSIS I:100
GSIS I: 101
GSIS I: 102
GSIS I: 104

Book II:

GSIS II: 129 GSIS II: 135  GSIS II: 148 GSIS II: 149
GSIS II: 150

Book III:

GSIS III: 165
GSIS III: 169
GSIS III: 204
GSIS III: 216
GSIS III: 219
GSIS III: 220
GSIS III: 227
GSIS III: 231

 Book IV:

GSIS IV: 242
GSIS IV: 270
GSIS IV: 273
GSIS IV: 293
GSIS IV: 299
GSIS IV: 317
 GSIS IV: 333 GSIS IV: 334

 Book V:

GSIS V: 351 GSIS V: 352 GSIS V: 364
GSIS V: 365
GSIS V: 370
GSIS V: 377
GSIS V: 379

 Book VI:

GSIS VI: 388
GSIS VI: 390
GSIS VI: 392
GSIS VI: 394  GSIS VI: 414 GSIS VI:421

 Book VII:

GSIS VII: 426 GSIS VII: 433  GSIS VII: 434 GSIS VII: 442

 Book VIII:

GSIS VIII: 474 GSIS VIII: 475  GSIS VIII: 485 GSIS VIII: 491

 Book IX:

GSIS IX: 500 GSIS IX: 509  GSIS IX: 514 GSIS IX: 516
GSIS IX: 519

 Book X:

GSIS X: 539
GSIS X: 541
GSIS X: 568
GSIS X: 573  GSIS X: 574 GSIS X: 575

 Book XI:

GSIS XI: 611
GSIS XI: 612
GSIS XI: 633  GSIS XI: 635 GSIS XI: 636
GSIS XI: 641

 Book XII:

GSIS XII: 681
GSIS XII: 691
GSIS XII: 703  GSIS XII: 709 GSIS XII: 711
GSIS XII: 728

 Book XIII:

GSIS XIII: 745
GSIS XIII: 746
GSIS XIII: 748
GSIS XIII: 749
GSIS XIII: 750
GSIS XIII: 751
GSIS XIII: 755  GSIS XIII: 757 GSIS XIII: 763

 Book XIV:

GSIS XIV: 770
GSIS XIV: 776
GSIS XIV: 777
GSIS XIV: 790
GSIS XIV: 799
GSIS XIV: 800
GSIS XIV: 801
GSIS XIV: 802
GSIS XIV: 817
GSIS XIV: 818
GSIS XIV: 820
GSIS XIV: 821
GSIS XIV: 825
GSIS XIV: 827
GSIS XIV: 828
GSIS XIV: 831

 Book XV:

GSIS XV: 869
GSIS XV: 894
GSIS XV: 900

 Book XVI:

GSIS XVI: 909
GSIS XVI: 910
GSIS XVI: 911
GSIS XVI: 912
GSIS XVI: 919
GSIS XVI: 920
GSIS XVI: 924
GSIS XVI: 925
GSIS XVI: 926
GSIS XVI: 927
GSIS XVI: 939
GSIS XVI: 950
GSIS XVI: 963
GSIS XVI: 964
GSIS XVI: 967

 Book XVII:

GSIS XVII: 991
GSIS XVII: 999
GSIS XVII: 1001
GSIS XVII: 1007  GSIS XVII: 1008 GSIS XVII: 1009
GSIS XVII: 1015

 Book XVIII:

GSIS XVIII: 1041 GSIS XVIII: 1055
GSIS XVIII: 1072
GSIS XVIII: 1075
 GSIS XVIII: 1095

 Book XIX:

GSIS XIX: 1142
GSIS XIX: 1147
GSIS XIX: 1155

 Book XX:

GSIS XX: 1162
GSIS XX: 1163
GSIS XX: 1164
GSIS XX: 1204  GSIS XX: 1210 GSIS XX: 1211

'Simply moving and elegant'