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SKKS III: 182

Composed when she was Kamo High Priestess, at the shrine buildings.

わすれめやあふひをくさにひきむすびかりねのゝべのつゆのあけぼの

wasureme ya
aoi o kusa ni
hikimusubi
karine no nobe no
tsuyu no akebono
Will I forget, I wonder,
Hollyhocks for my pillow
Plucked and twined,
Sleeping briefly in the fields
On this dew-drenched dawning.

Princess Shokushi
式子内親王

KKS XII: 560

A poem composed at a competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress during the Kampyō era (889-898).

戀ひわびてうちぬるなかに行きかよふ夢のただぢはうつつならなむ

wa ga koFi Fa
miyamagakure no
kusa nare ya
sigesa masaredo
siru Fito no naki
My love:
Hidden in the mountains’ heart are
Grasses-is that it?
Most lush, but
Unknown to all.

Ono no Yoshiki