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GSS VIII: 458

Going to her house when Ise was living away from home, he attached a poem to some autumn leaves and sent it to her.

人住まず荒れたるやどを來て見れば今ぞ木の葉は錦織りける

Fito sumazu
aretaru yado wo
kite mireba
ima zo ko no Fa Fa
nisiki worikeru
I live no more
At this overgrown house
I have come to gaze upon, but
Now, the leaves upon the trees
Weave a fine brocade.

The Biwa Minister of the Right, [Fujiwara no Nakahira (875-945)]

GSS VII: 394

When she lived next door to Fujiwara no Masatada, on the Eighth day of the Ninth Month, she covered the chrysanthemum’s in her garden with cotton; the following day she plucked one and sent it to him.

數知らず君が齡を延ばへつつ名だたる宿の露となら南

kazu sirazu
kimi ga yoFaFi wo
nobaFetutu
nadataru yado no
tuyu to naranan
Countless,
My Lord, are the years
That stretch before you;
In such an illustrious house,
A dewdrop is what I would be.

Ise
伊勢

GSS IV: 159

Topic unknown.

木がくれて五月待つとも郭公羽ならはしに枝うつりせよ

kogakurete
satuki matu tomo
Fototogisu
Fane naraFasi ni
eda uturiseyo
Hidden ’mongst the trees
Awaiting the Fifth Month, yet,
O, Little Cuckoo,
At least try to spread your wings
And hop from branch to branch.

Ise (d. ca. 939)
伊勢

KKS XVIII: 1000

Composed when she had received an imperial command to present poems, and written down at the end.

山河のおとにのみきくももしきを身をはやながら見るよしもがな

yamagaFa no
oto ni nomi kiku
momosiki wo
mi wo Faya nagara
miru yosi mo gana
A mountain brook
Babbling is all I hear
Over the many-stoned palace
Swift as the current would I return to the days
I saw it-how I wish it could be so!

Ise
伊勢

KKS XVII: 920

On a day when there was an entertainment of launching some boats on the pond at the home of the Nakatsukasa Prince [Atsuyoshi], the Priestly Retired Emperor [Uda] came to watch. Towards evening, he prepared to leave, and Ise composed this poem for him.

水のうへにうかべる舟の君ならばここぞとまりといはまし物を

midu no uFe ni
ukaberu Fune no
kimi naraba
koko zo tomari to
iFamasi mono wo
On the water
Float these boats:
If one were your majesty,
‘ Berth yourself here!’
Is what I would wish to say.

Ise
伊勢