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KYS X: 637

Composed in the conception of leaving the world.

垂乳根は黑髮ながらいかなれば此まゆ白き人となるらむ

taratine Fa
kurokami nagara
ikanareba
kono mayu siroki
Fito to naruran
The parents are
Yet black-haired, so
Why should
The child’s-my-eyebrows, white
Become I wonder.

Provisional Archbishop Eien

KYS II: 131

Composed to send with some kusudama to his daughter, who was in service at court.

菖蒲草わが身のうきをひきかへてなべてならぬに生ひも出でなん

ayamegusa
wa ga mi no uki wo
FikikaFete
nabete naranu ni
oFi mo idenan
O sweet flags,
From this muddy pool (my misery)
Pluck me and
In a most uncommon place
Let me grow.

Provisonal Archbishop Eien