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SKKS I: 40

Composed in a fifty poem sequence at the house of the Monk Prince Shukaku.

おほぞらはむめのにほひにかすみつゝくもりもはてぬ春のよの月

ôzora wa
mume no nioi ni
kasumitsutsu
kumori mo hatenu
haru no yo no tsuki
In the firmament
The scent of plum
Is in the spreading haze;
The clouds have yet to cover
The moon on this spring night.

Fujiwara no Sada’ie
藤原定家

SKKS I: 36

Composed on the desires of Spring in a village by the water, when the gentlemen of the court were composing Chinese poems and Japanese to match them.

見わたせば山もとかすむみなせがはゆふべはあきとなにおもひけん

miwataseba
yama moto kasumu
minasegawa
yūbe wa aki to
nani omoiken
When I gaze across
The haze-shrouded mountains’ feet, to
The river Minase:
The evening is Autumn time –
I wonder why I felt so…

The Retired Emperor [Gotoba (1180-1239; r. 1183-1198)]