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Sanekata Shū 10

When I was at the Horikawa Palace, and Lady Koma no Myōbu was behind a folding screen, a globeflower was tossed over it, and I realised that His Majesty was there, too.

やへながらいろもかはらぬ山吹のこゝのへになど咲かずなりにし

yaFe nagara
iro mo kaFaranu
yamabuki no
kokonoFe ni nado
sakazu narinisi
Eightfold,
Your hues remain unchanged:
O, globeflower,
But within nine folds
Have you bloomless become…?

SKKS II: 159

When he presented a hundred-poem sequence.

こまとめてなを水かはんやまぶきの花のつゆそふ井での玉河

koma tomete
nao mizu kawan
yamabuki no
hana no tsuyu sou
ide no tamagawa
I halt my mount
And once again draw water;
The globeflower
Blossoms dew falls to
Ide’s Tama River.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
藤原俊成

SKKS II: 158

When he presented a hundred-poem sequence.

よしのがはきしの山ぶきさきにけりみねのさくらはちりはてぬらん

yoshinogawa
kishi no yamabuki
sakinikeri
mine no sakura wa
chirihatenuran
By the river Yoshino
The globeflowers on the bank
Have come into bloom;
On the peak the cherries
Have likely all completely fallen.

Fujiwara no Ietaka
藤原家隆

GSIS XVI: 964

Hearing that the same person had come from somewhere, she attached this to one of the same flowers.

味氣なく思ひこそやれつれづれと一人やゐでの山吹の花

adikinaku
omoFi koso yare
turedure to
Fitori ya wide no
yamabuki no Fana
Unpleasant
Thoughts fill my head:
In boredom
All alone (are you?) with an Ide
Globeflower’s blooms.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部

GSIS XVI: 963

When someone from whom she had heard nothing for a long time, sent her a globeflower, saying, ‘Forgive me for not writing for so long.’

とへとしも思はぬ八重の山吹を許すといはゞ折にこむとや

toFe to si mo
omoFanu yaFe no
yamabuki wo
yurusu to iFaba
wori ni komu to ya
Many blooms (Come see me!)
I did not think there were upon the double-blossomed
Globeflower; and
If I did agree,
I wonder if you’d come and pluck it?

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部