A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Empress Dowager during the reign of the Kanpyō emperor.
akikaze ni Fokorobinurasi Fudibakama tudurisasete teFu kirigirisu naku
With the autumn breeze Seem to have bloomed and twined The asters Bound together by the rasping Crickets’ cries.
Ariwara no Muneyana
 This poem is composed around a dual wordplay, which I have not been able to closely replicate in the translation. Hokorobu is simultaneously both ‘bloom fully’ and ‘thread (a needle)’ while tsuzuru is both ‘sew together’ and an onomatopoeic representation of the sound that a cricket makes.
ima yori wa isogi mo yukaji irihi sasu noyama no hana zo nioimashikeru
More than this moment There seems no purpose in haste, as The setting sun shines The blossom in the mountain meadows Has a scent sublime.
Lord Tadamoto 22
 Ōe no Masasuke 大江盛佐. The identity of this individual remains uncertain, as he does not appear in the genealogy of the Ōe family. There was, however, a Fujiwara no Masasuke 藤原盛佐, who was appointed to the position of Senior Secretary of the Echizen province on the 23rd day of the First Month Kōji 康治 1 [10.2.1142], some forty years after this contest was held. The title used for Masasuke here, Student of Law (myōbōshō 明法生) indicates that he was enrolled in the Law department of the imperial university (daigakuryō 大学寮) at the time, and so would have been a young man. It is possible that for a minor noble it could take decades to gain an appointment to a provincial administration, so it is possible that this is Fujiwara no Masasuke, but this remains speculation. In any case this is his sole poem in a poetry competition.