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GSS III: 102

Prince Motoyoshi lived with the daughter of Lord Kanemori, but she was summoned by the Cloistered Emperor and, while she was in service to him, he was unable to meet her, so at the beginning of the year in springtime, he took a branch of cherry blossom, and left it thrust through the doorway of her chamber.

花のいろはむかしながらにみし人の心のみこそうつろひにけれ

Fana no iro Fa
mukasi nagara ni
misi Fito no
kokoro nomi koso
uturoFinikere
The hues of this blossom are
Just as long ago, when
She I saw them with has
Her heart, indeed,
Moved elsewhere!

Prince Motoyoshi

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

SKKS XII: 1087

On the conception of hidden love, when he held a poetry match in one hundred rounds at his house, while he was Major Captain of the Left.

もらすなよ雲ゐるみねのはつしぐれ木葉は下にいろかはるとも

morasu na yo
kumo’iru mine no
hatsushigure
ko no ha wa shita ni
iro kawaru tomo
O, don’t drip down,
Peak-clinging clouds
First shower!
For under you the trees’ leaves
Will yet change their hues…[i]

The Regent and Grand Minister

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

[i] An allusive variation on KKS V: 260.

Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 20

Left

みにそへてもたらぬ秋ををしむとてくれん事こそわびしかりけれ

mi ni soete
motaranu aki o
oshimu tote
kuren koto koso
wabishikarikere
It mounts up,
Unreliable, autumn
Fills me with regret, and
That it fades into dusk, indeed,
Is truly sad.

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Right

もみぢつつしぐれふりいでてゆく秋をみねの朝霧たちもとめなん

momijitsutsu
shigure furi’idete
yuku aki o
mine no asagiri
tachi mo tomenan
Ever marked with autumn hues
The showers fall on
Autumn as it goes;
The morning mist around the peak
Arises, then lingers on.

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 17

Left

くれぬべきあきををしめばをぐら山みねのもみぢもいろづきにけり

kurenubeki
aki o oshimeba
ogurayama
mine no momiji mo
irozukinikeri
Pass into dusk must
Autumn, so I regret when
On Ogura Mountain
The scarlet leaves on the peak
Have taken on deeper hues!

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Right

をしめども秋はとまらず女郎花野べにおくれてかれぬばかりを

oshimedomo
aki wa tomarazu
ominaeshi
nobe ni okurete
karenu bakari o
I regret it, yet
Autumn will not linger;
O, maidenflower,
Within the meadows tarry and
Simply do not wither away…

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 14

Left

とどむれどいまはかぎりとゆく秋のわりなくをしくおもほゆるかな

todomuredo
ima wa kagiri to
yuku aki no
warinaku oshiku
omohoyuru kana
It has lingered, yet
Now is the end, and with
Autumn’s leaving
Beyond all reason, regret
Do I feel!

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Right

あふさかのせきのもみぢし心あらばくれてゆくとも秋をとめなん

ausaka no
seki no momijishi
kokoro araba
kureteyuku to mo
aki o tomenan
If at Meeting Hill’s
Barrier autumn hues did
Fill my heart, then
As it passes into dusk
I would hold the season here.

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 10

Left (Win)

したひてもとめまほしきはいまはとて秋のゆくらんかたぞしられぬ

shitaitemo
tomemahoshiki wa
ima wa tote
aki no yukuran
kata zo shirarenu
These fair hues
I would detain
For now, I say, for
Whither autumn might go
Is unknown to all…

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Right

もみぢばをにしきとみゆる秋なればたつををしとや鹿のなくらん

momijiba o
nishiki to miyuru
aki nareba
tatsu o oshi to ya
shika no nakuran
The scarlet leaves as
Brocade do appear
In autumn, so
Is it regret that departure cuts them short
That makes the stag cry out?

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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 08

Left (Tie)

わがやどのきくの花しももみぢねばすぎゆく秋もあらじとぞおもふ

wa ga yado no
kiku no hana shimo
momijineba
sugiyuku aki mo
araji to zo omou
At my house
Even the chrysanthemum blooms
Have yet to take on autumn hues, so
The season’s passing
I do not seem to feel!

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Right

はかなくてすぐる秋とは知りながらをしむ心のなほあかぬかな

hakanakute
suguru aki to wa
shirinagara
oshimu kokoro no
nao akanu kana
Brief, indeed, is
Autumn’s passing, that
I know so well, yet
The regrets within my heart are
Ever unsatisfied!

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