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Miscellaneous 100

Left (Tie).

我君の常盤のかげは秋もあらじ月の桂の千世にあふとも

wa ga kimi no
tokiwa no kage wa
aki mo araji
tsuki no katsura no
chiyo ni au tomo
Upon my Lord’s
Evergreen face
Never, shall autumn show,
Though he match the moon’s silver trees’
Thousand Ages.

199

Right (Tie).

散もせじ衣にすれるさゝ竹の大宮人のかざす櫻は

chiri mo seji
koromo ni sureru
sasatake no
ōmiyabito no
kazasu sakura
wa
Not a petal will fall!
In robes printed with
Bamboo,
The palace folk, have
Arranged cherry blossom.

200

Winter 48

Left (Tie).

雪折の竹の下道跡もなし荒れにしのちの深草の里

yuki ore no
take no shitamichi
ato mo nashi
arenishi nochi no
fukakusa no sato
Snow-snapped
Bamboo trails
Bear no tracks
After the storm
At the estate of Fukakusa.

95

Right

大伴の御津の濱風吹はらへ松とも見えじうづむ白雪

ōtomo no
mitsu no hama
kaze
fukiharae
matsu tomo mieji
uzumu shirayuki
In Ōtomo
Upon the beach at Mitsu, wind,
Blow clean
The pines, for they seem unlike themselves,
Buried in drifted snow.

96

Winter 43

Left (Win).

朝夕の音は時雨のならしばにいつ降りかはる霰なるらん

asa yū no
oto wa shigure no
narashiba ni
itsu furikawaru
arare naruran
Morn and night
The sound of rain upon
Oaken boughs;
When, I wonder, did it change
To hail?

85

Right

霰降しづがさゝ屋のそよさらに一夜ばかりの夢をやは見る

arare furi
shizu ga sasaya no
soyo sara ni
hito yo bakari no
yume o ya wa miru
Hailstones fall
Upon my mean bamboo roof;
Will I, at least,
Briefly this night
Catch a glimpse of dreams?

86

SKKS XVII: 1673

From a hundred poem sequence of reminiscences.

いかにせんしづがそのふのおくのたけかきこもるとも世中ぞかし

ika ni sen
shizu ga sono no
oku no take
kakikomoru to mo
yo no naka zo kashi
What is to be done?
In a humble garden’s
Heart, with a bamboo
Fence to keep it out, yet
The world of men…

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
藤原俊成