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KYS IV: 279

Composed on the first snows falling atop the bridge.

白波の立ち渡るかと見ゆるかな浜名の橋にふれる初雪

siranami no
tatiwataru ka to
miyuru kana
Famana no Fasi ni
Fureru Fatuyuki
Whitecaps
Have risen across it
Or so it does seem;
The bridge at Hamana
With first snows fallen…

Lady Owari [in service to] the former Kamo Virgin
前齋院尾張

KYS IV: 284

Composed on the conception of snow as part of a hundred poem sequence.

いかにせむ末の松山なみこさば峯の初雪きえもこそすれ

ika ni semu
suwe no matuyama
nami kosaba
mine no Fatuyuki
kie mo koso sure
What am I to do?
If upon the pine-clad peak of Sué
The waves should break,
The first snows upon the peak
Would vanish clear away!

Minister of the Treasury [Ōe no] Masafusa
大藏卿匡房