Tag Archives: 肥後

Eikyū hyakushu 251

The Ninth Day of the Ninth Month

折る菊の露に濡れぬる今日よりや千年の秋に逢はむとすらむ

oru kiku no
tsuyu ni nurenuru
kyō yori ya
chitose no aki ni
awamu to suramu
Picked chrysanthemums’
Dew dampens us
Today – will we
For a thousand years of autumns
Decide to meet together?

Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent
京極関白家肥後

SKS X: 373

When Fujiwara no Sanemune was Assistant Governor of Hitachi, he was severely criticised by messengers from the Ministry of the Treasury, and when Minister Masafusa heard this, he was ordered to transfer to Tōtōmi, so she composed this and sent it to him.

筑波山ふかくうれしと思ふかな浜名の橋にわたす心を

tukubayama
Fukaku uresi to
omoFu kana
Famana no Fasi no
watasu kokoro wo
Upon Mount Tsukuba
Will there be great rejoicing
I think, that
To the bridge at Hamana
Have your attentions turned!

Lady Higo [in service to] the Grand Empress Dowager
太皇太后宮肥後