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SKKS XVII: 1665

In the conception of a mountain dwelling, when she presented a hundred poem sequence.

いまはわれ松のはしらのすぎのいほにとづべき物をこけふかき袖

ima wa ware
matsu no hashira no
sugi no io ni
tozubeki mono o
koke fukaki sode
Now, I –
In pillars of pine and
A cedar roofed-hut
Shall remain enclosed,
Moss heavy on my sleeves.

Princess Shokushi
式子内親王

SKKS XVI: 1436

On the spirit of the beginning of spring, when he composed a hundred poem sequence at the house of the Lay Priest and Former Regent and Grand Minister.

としくれしなみだのつらゝとけにけりこけの袖にも春やたつらん

toshi kureshi
namida no tsurara
tokenikeri
koke no sode ni mo
haru ya tatsuran
The year is done-
Frozen tears
Have melted;
Even to moss-covered sleeves
Does spring come, I wonder?

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
藤原俊成

SKKS VIII: 796

After the death of Sada’ie’s mother, around autumn time he was staying at a temple near her grave and composed this.

まれにくる夜はもかなしき松風をたえずやこけのしたにきくらん

mare ni kuru
yo wa mo kanashiki
matsu kaze o
taezu ya koke no
shita ni kikuran
Rarely did I come
At nights now I sorrowfully
Pine trees in the wind
Unceasing; with the moss
Above, I wonder will I hear it?

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
藤原俊成