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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.

SCSS IV: 267

On the moon at a mountain retreat, for a Fifty Poem Sequence at the residence of the Lay Priest Prince of the Second Order.

松のとをおしあけ方の山かぜに雲もかからぬ月を見るかな

matsu no to o
oshiakegata no
yamakaze ni
kumo mo kakaranu
tsuki o miru kana
Upon my pinewood door
Pushes at the break of dawn
A breeze from off the mountains, so
Unencumbered by the clouds
Do I see the moon!

Ietaka, Senior Third Rank

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

MYS III: 416

A poem composed by Prince Ōtsu, weeping, at Iware Pond, when he was due to die.

百傳 磐余池尓 鳴鴨乎 今日耳見哉 雲隠去牟

百伝ふ磐余の池に鳴く鴨を今日のみ見てや雲隠りなむ

momo tutapu
ipare no ike ni
naku kamo wo
kepu nomi mite ya
kumogakurinamu
A hundred tales
Told at Iware Pond
By the crying ducks
Do I see, today, at the last
As I vanish beyond the clouds?

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 86

Left

おもひにはあふ空さへやもえわたるあさたつ雲を煙とはして

omoi ni wa
au sora sae ya
moewataru
asa tatsu kumo o
keburi to wa shite
Is it our fires of passion
Meeting in the skies, and
Burning all?
The clouds rising with the morning
Have turned to smoke…

166

Right

明けぬとて帰る道にはこきたれて雨もなみだもふりそほちつつ

akenu tote
kaeru michi ni wa
kokitarete
ame mo namida mo
furisōchitsutsu
Tis the break of day, and
On the road back home
Descending sheets of
Rain, and my tears, too
Soak me to the skin…

Lord Toshiyuki
167[1]


[1] Kokinshū XIII: 639/Kokin rokujō V: 2732

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 75

Left

をとめ子がひかげのうへに降る雪は花のまがふにいづれたがへり

otomego ga
hikage no ue ni
furu yuki wa
hana no magau ni
izure tagaeri
Maidens
In the sunlight, with
The falling snow;
Such a blending of blossoms—
How do they differ?

145

Left

かきくらし散る花とのみふる雪は冬のみやこの雲のちるかと

kakikurashi
chiru hana to nomi
furu yuki wa
fuyu no miyako no
kumo no chiru ka to
Quickly darkening with
Scattered blossom that is simply
Falling snow,
Is the capital in winter
Strewn with cloud?

146