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SKKS IV: 315

Composed in the conception of Tanabata at the home of the former Uji Regent and Grand Minister of State.

としをへてすむべきやどのいけみづはほしあひのかげもおもなれやせん

toshi o hete
sumubeki yado no
ike mizu wa
hoshiai no kage mo
omonareyasen
A year has passed
And at the house where I do live, so clear
The pond waters
Show the light of meeting stars:
How familiar a sight?

Provisional Major Councillor [Fujiwara no] Naga’ie

SKKS II: 103

When people were composing poems on blossom at the house of Princess Yūshi (1038-1105).

はなの色にあまぎるかすみたちまよひそらさへにほふ山桜かな

hana no iro ni
amagiru kasumi
tachi mayoi
sora sae niou
yamazakura kana
The blossoms’ hue within the
Sky-shading mist
Does swirl;
The very heavens glow
With mountain cherry.

Provisional Major Councillor[Fujiwara no] Naga’ie (1005-1064)