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SKKS V: 507

On the conception of chrysanthemums under the moon by a lattice fence, when she presented a hundred poem sequence.

霜をまつまがきの菊のよひの間におきまよふ色は山のはの月

shimo o matsu
magaki no kiku no
yoi no ma ni
okimayou iro wa
yama no ha no tsuki
Awaiting the frost
By my lattice fence, the chrysanthemums
In the midst of night
Are draped in puzzling hues
By the moon from off the mountains’ edge.

Kunaikyō

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

SKKS XIII: 1189

Sent on the morning that the Sanjō Regent Junior Consort was presented at court.

あさぼらけおきつる霜の消えかへりくれまつほどの袖を見せばや

asaborake
okitsuru shimo no
kiekaeri
kure matsu hodo no
sode o miseba ya
With dawn’s first light
The fallen frost
Vanishes away;
Waiting for the evening, for
Then would I show you my sleeves…

Former Emperor Kazan

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

SKKS V: 487

When he presented a Hundred Poem Sequence.

ひとりぬるやまどりのをのしだり尾にしもおきまよふとこの月影

hitori nuru
yamadori no o no
shidario ni
shimo okimayou
toko no tsukikage
Sleeping alone,
The mountain pheasant’s tail
Hangs down,
Mistaking for fallen frost
The moonlight on his bed.[i]

Lord Fujiwara no Sada’ie

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text/
Created with Soan.

[i] An allusive variation on SIS XIII: 778.

SKKS VI: 607

Topic unknown.

冬がれのもりのくちばの霜のうへにおちたる月の影のさむけさ

fuyugare no
mori no kuchiba no
shimo no ue ni
ochitaru tsuki no
kage no samukesa
Withered by winter,
The forests’ rotting leaves are
Frost covered, upon them
The fallen moon
Light is cold, indeed.[i]

Lord Kiyosuke

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

[i] This poem is an allusive variation on a variant of KKS IV: 184, which appears in some Kokinshū manuscripts: Topic unknown. このまよりおちたる月の影見れば心づくしの秋はきにけり ko no ma yori / ochitaru tsuki no / kage mireba / kokorozukushi no / aki wa kinikeri ‘Between the trees / Dropped moon / Light, seeing it I know / Heart draining / Autumn, has come at last.’ Anonymous.

Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 9

The Beginning of Winter

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しものうへにふるはつゆきのあさごほりとけむほどこそひさしかりけれ

shimo no ue ni
furu hatsuyuki no
asagōri
tokemu hodo koso
hisashikarikeri
Upon the frost
Falls first snow turning
To ice with the morning;
The time ‘twill take to melt
Will be long, indeed.

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かみなづきもみぢのいろはふくかぜとたにのみづとぞおとしはてつる

kaminazuki
momiji no iro wa
fuku kaze to
tani no mizu to zo
otoshihatetsuru
In the Godless Month
The scarlet leaves’ hue
With the gusting wind, and
The waters in the valley, do
Drop completely.

Mitsune
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Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 12

The following poems were not matched. They are poems composed with the syllables of the word ominaeshi  (‘maidenflower’) at the beginning and end of each line.

をるはなをむなしくなさむなををしなでふにもなしてしひやとめまし

oru hana o
munashiku nasamu
na o oshi na
jō ni mo nashite
shii ya tomemashi
A flower picked,
Will be pointless—
Not to be left with that vain regret
Should I press it in paper
And force it to linger here?

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をるひとをみなうらめしみなげくかなてるひにあててしもにおかせじ

oru hito o
mina urameshimi
nageku kana
teru hi ni atete
shimo ni okaseji
Those who plucked you,
I hate them so, and
Grieve, for
I would you stand in the shining sun, and
Be untouched by frost.

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Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 79

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白露ぞ霜となりける冬のよはあまの河さへ水こほりけり

shiratsuyu zo
shimo to narikeru
fuyu no yo wa
ama no kawa sae
mizu kōrikeri
Silver dewdrops
Have turned to frost
On this winter’s night
Even the River of Heaven’s
Waters have frozen.

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Right

冬の海に降りいる雪やそこにゐて春たつ浪の花とさくらん

fuyu no umi ni
furi’iru yuki ya
soko ni ite
haru tatsu nami no
hana to sakuran
Upon the sea in winter,
Falling down, is the snow:
Does it rest upon the bed and
With the waves breaking in springtime
Bloom into blossom?

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Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 72

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霜のうへに跡ふみつくる浜千鳥行へもなしと鳴きのみぞふる

shimo no ue ni
ato fumitsukuru
hamachidori
yukue mo nashi to
naki nomi zo suru
Upon the frost
Treading out tracks are
Plovers on the beach;
With no place to go,
They simply sing!

Okikaze
141

Right

なみだ川みなぐばかりの淵はあれど氷とけねばかげもやどらぬ

namidagawa
mi nagu bakari no
fuchi wa aredo
kōri tokeneba
kage mo yadoranu
My river of tears,
Is fit to drown me in
It’s depths, yet
Should the ice not melt,
No sign will linger on…

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