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SKS X: 373

When Fujiwara no Sanemune was Assistant Governor of Hitachi, he was severely criticised by messengers from the Ministry of the Treasury, and when Minister Masafusa heard this, he was ordered to transfer to Tōtōmi, so she composed this and sent it to him.


Fukaku uresi to
omoFu kana
Famana no Fasi no
watasu kokoro wo
Upon Mount Tsukuba
Will there be great rejoicing
I think, that
To the bridge at Hamana
Have your attentions turned!

Lady Higo [in service to] the Grand Empress Dowager

SZS X: 617

Composed on the spirit of the beginning of the year, when she presented a hundred poem sequence during the reign of Retired Emperor Horikawa


yukusuwe wo
matu zo Fisasiki
kimi ga Femu
tiyo no Fazime no
ne no Fi to omoFeba
For the future
Wait the pines, eternal,
My Lord shall see
A thousand years-the first
Year’s Day’s today, I feel.