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Egyō hōshi-shū 112

When various people went to view the scarlet leaves by the Ōi River in the Tenth Month.

大井河かはべのもみぢちらぬまはとなせのきしにながゐしぬべし

ōigawa
kawabe no momiji
chiranu ma wa
tonase no kishi ni
nagainubeshi
On the Ōi River’s
Riverside the scarlet leaves
Have yet to scatter, so
At Tonase’s bank
I would linger long.
A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Teiji-in uta’awase 16

Left (Tie)

はるふかきいろこそなけれやまぶきのはなにこころをまづぞそめつる

haru fukaki
iro koso nakere
yamabuki no
hana ni kokoro o
mazu zo sometsuru
In the depths of spring,
Their hues, indeed, are lacking:
The kerria
Blooms have my heart
Dyed first!

Mitsune
31

Right

かぜふけばおもほゆるかなすみのえのきしのふぢなみいまやさくらむ

kaze fukeba
omohoyuru kana
suminoe no
kishi no fujinami
ima ya sakuramu
When the wind blows—that
Is when I wonder if at
Suminoe’s
Shore the wisteria waves
Are blooming now?

Prince Kaneyuki
32

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 96

Left

住吉のきしによる波夜さへや夢のかよひ路人めよくらむ

sumiyoshi no
kishi ni yoru nami
yoru sae ya
yume no kayoiji
hitome yokuramu
On Sumiyoshi’s
Shore break waves;
Even at night
Upon the path of dreams
Can we avoid others’ prying eyes?

186

Right

夕附夜おぼろに人を見てしより天雲はれぬ心地こそすれ

yūzukuyo
oboro ni hito o
miteshi yori
amagumo harenu
kokochi koso sure
On a moonlit evening
Faintly, a lady
Did I see, and ever since
Heaven’s clouds, unclearing,
Weigh on my feelings…

187

San’i minamoto no hirotsune ason uta’awase 6

Wisteria blooming by a river bank

Left
さだめなく吹く風なれば池水のきしをめぐりてよする藤なみ

sadamenaku
fuku kaze nareba
ikemizu no
kishi o megurite
yosuru Fujinami
Inconstant is
The gusting wind, so
By the pondwater’s
Bank and all along it
Break wisteria waves…

Fujiwara no Munenari
11

Right

藤なみのかからぬ岸のなければやこぎくる舟のよるひまのなき

fujinami no
kakaranu kishi no
nakereba ya
kogikuru fune no
yoru hima no naki
Untouched by wisteria waves
Such a bank
Is there not one?
Come rowing, the boats
Have not a moment to make shore.

Lesser Superintendant Fujiwara no Sadamitsu
12

KKS XII: 559

A poem from the Empress’ Poetry Competition held in the Kanpyō period.

住の江の岸による浪夜さへや夢の通ひ路人目よくらむ

suminoe no
kisi ni yoru nami
yoru saFe ya
yume no kayoFidi
Fitome yokuramu
As to Suminoe’s
Shore rush the waves
Why every night
Upon the path of dreams
Do I hide from other’s eyes?

Fujiwara no Toshiyuki
藤原敏行

MYS II: 143

Two poems composed by Naga no imiki Okimaro, grieving at the sight of the bound pine.

磐代の岸の松が枝結びけむ人は帰りてまた見けむかも

ipasiro no
kisi no matu ga e
musubikemu
pito pa kaperite
mata mikemu kamo
On Iwashiro’s
Shore, a pine’s branches
It seems he tied –
I wonder, will he return
And see them once more…

Naga no Okimaro
長意吉麻呂