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KYS II: 138

A poem composed on the conception of showers at a poetry competition held at the house of Lord Toshitada.

五月雨に水まさるらし沢田川真木の継橋うきぬばかりに

samidare ni
midu masarurasi
sawadagaFa
maki no tugiFasi
ukinu bakari ni
In the showers
The waters seem to rise so high
At Sawada River
That the bridge of boards
Does just float upon it!

Fujiwara no Akinaka (1059-1129)
藤原顕仲

This poem is also:

Sakon gonchūjō toshitada ason ke uta’awase 6
左近権中将俊忠朝臣家歌合
(‘Poetry Contest held at the Residence of Lord Toshitada, Provisional Middle Captain of the Inner Palace Guards, Left Division’; 1104)