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KKS VIII: 397

One day, he was summoned to the Thunder Pavilion to take wine with His Majesty; rain was falling fiercely as evening drew on and when he rose to take his leave, he took his wine-cup and…

秋はぎの花をば雨にぬらせども君をばましてをしとこそおもへ

aki Fagi no
Fana woba ame ni
nurasedomo
kimi woba masite
osi to koso omoFe
The autumn bush clover’s
Blooms by the raindrops
Have been soaked, yet,
My lord, far more
Do I regret leaving you.

Tsurayuki

Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 6

The Beginning of Autumn

Left (Win—in a certain book Tie)

しぐれにもあめにもあらぬはつぎりのたつにもそらはさしくもりけり

shigure ni mo
ame ni mo aranu
hatsugiri no
tatsu ni mo sora wa
sashikumorikeri
Neither a shower
Nor rain,
The first mists
Simply rise into the skies
And cover all with cloud.

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Right

としごとにあふとはすれどたなばたのぬるよのかずぞすくなかりける

toshi goto ni
au to suredo
tanabata no
nuru yo no kazu zo
sukunakarikeru
Every year
She meets him, yet
The Weaver Maid’s
Nights of passion
Are few indeed.

Mitsune
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SKKS XII: 1134

On the conception of love, in a hundred poem sequence.

あふ事のむなしき空のうき雲は身をしる雨の便りなりけり

au koto no
munashiki sora no
ukigumo wa
mi o shiru ame no
tayori narikeri
Meeting you is
A vain hope—empty as the skies, where
Drifting clouds are
The rainfall of my misery’s
Harbingers.

Prince Kore’akira
惟明親王

An allusive variation on KKS XIV: 705.

Ikuhōmon’in no Aki-shū 54

Around the last day of the Fifth Month, when she had been lying awake all night, filled with gloomy thoughts.

限りあればこよひにつきぬさみだれも身をしるあめはいつかをやまん

kagiri areba
koyoi ni tsukinu
samidare mo
mi o shiru ame wa
itsuka o yaman
All things have an end, so
This night’s endless
Showers—
The rainfall of my misery—
O, when might they cease to fall?

Lady Aki, in service to the Empress Ikuhōmon’in
郁芳門院安芸

ShSZS XIII: 1324

On love in the rain, when she presented a hundred poem sequence for the Hōji hyakushu [1248].

おもひきやなみだにしぼる袖に猶身をしる雨をそへん物とは

omoiki ya
namida ni shiboru
sode ni nao
mi o shiru ame o
soen mono to wa
Never did I think, that
I would wring the tears
From my sleeves yet still
The rain upon my misery
Would add to it…

Tsuchimikado-in no Kosaishō
土御門院小宰相