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GSS IV: 209

When Prince Katsura had said ‘Catch some fireflies,’ and one of the boys had them wrapped up in the sleeves of his jacket.

つつめどもかくれぬ物は夏虫の身よりあまれる思ひなりけり

tutumedomo
kakurenu mono Fa
natumusi no
mi yori amareru
omoFinarikeri
Wrapped up, yet
Unconcealable are
The summer insects:
Their bodies bringing an excess
Of passion’s fires.

Anonymous

GSIS XX: 1214

When someone was holding a plant-matching contest, and plants like morning glories were being compared, and a mirror blossom lay near her.

まけがたの耻かしげなる朝顏を鏡草にも見せてける哉

makegata no
Fadukasigenaru
asagaFo wo
kagamigusa ni mo
misetekeru kana
The loser
Seems so bashful:
The morning glory
To the mirror bloom
Has displayed herself!

Anonymous

GSS XVIII: 1288

When she was alone, an equiry arrived from someone as to how she was, so she attached this to a morning glory and sent it to him.

夕暮のさびしき物は朝顔の花を頼める宿にぞ有りける

yuFugure no
sabisiki mono Fa
asagaFo no
Fana wo tanomeru
yado ni zo arikeru
The evening is
So lonely:
A morning glory
Bloom alone is trustworthy
At my house!

Anonymous