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GSS VI: 308

When His Majesty commanded a poem, during the reign of the Engi emperor.

しら露をかぜの吹きしくあきののはつらぬきとめぬ玉ぞちりける

siratuyo wo
kaze no Fukisiku
aki no no Fa
tsuranuki tomenu
tama zo tirikeru
Silver dewdrops,
In the ever-blowing wind
Across the autumn meadows
Never remaining threaded are
Those scattered gemstones.

Fun’ya no Asayasu

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

SKS IX: 337

Composed on the conception of the Song of the Everlasting Woe.

おもひかねわかれし野べをきてみればあさぢが原に秋かぜぞふく

omoFikane
wakaresi nobe wo
kitemireba
asadi ga hara ni
akikaze zo Fuku
Unable to bear my longing
To the meadows where we parted
Have I come and fixed my gaze, but
Across the cogon grass upon the plain
Indeed, the autumn wind is blowing.

Minamoto no Michinari

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

SKKS VIII: 785

On making a pilgrimage to the Hōrin Temple, he went there and composed this, before the grave of Major Counsellor Toshi’ie in Sagano.

さらでだに露けきさがの野べにきて昔のあとにしをれぬるかな

sarade dani
tsuyukeki saga no
nobe ni kite
mukashi no ato ni
shiorenuru kana
Even had I not to
Dew-drenched Saga’s
Meadows come,
The remnants of bygone days
Would leave me drenched!

Supernumerary Middle Counsellor Toshitada

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

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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Uda-in uta’awase 10

Orchids

Left

はるきてはきのふばかりをあさみどりなべてけさこくのはなりにけり

haru kite wa
kinō bakari o
asamidori
nabete kesa koku
no wa narikeri
Spring’s coming means, though
Yesterday was simply
Pale green,
Everywhere, this morning deeper-hued
Have the meadows become.

Tsurayuki
19

Right

はるさめにしべゆるぶらし春のくさこくのはなべてさきみちにけり

harusame ni
shibe yuruburashi
haru no kusa
koku no wa nabete
sakimichinikeri
In the springtime rain,
The flowers’ hearts seem loosened, so
With spring plants’ hues
Deepening, the meadows everywhere
Have filled with blossom.

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Uda-in uta’awase 2

Spring Blossom

Left (Tie)

としかはるのはなほことになりぬらししかのこまだらにゆきもけにけり

toshi kawaru
no wa na
ho koto ni
narinurashi
shika no ko madara ni
yuki mo kenikeri
With the changing of the year,
The meadows, particularly, more different
Seem to do be—
Dappled as a fawn,
The snow, too, vanishes away.

Tsurayuki
3

Right

しらゆきのきえてみどりにかはるのはながれていろのうつらざらなむ

shirayuki no
kiete midori ni
kawaru no wa
na
garete iro no
utsurazaranamu
The snow, so white,
Vanishes and to green shoots
Do change the meadows, with
Flowing meltwater—O, that hue
I would not have fade away!

Tadamine
4

MYS V: 839

波流能努尓 紀理多知和多利 布流由岐得 比得能美流麻提 烏梅能波奈知流

春の野に霧立ちわたり降る雪と人の見るまで梅の花散る

paru no no ni
kiri tatiwatari
puru yuki to
pito no miru made
ume no pana tiru
In the springtime meadows
Filled with spreading mist,
As falling snow
To folk’s eyes appears
The scattering plum blossom.

Denshi no Makami, Clerk of Chikuzen
筑前目田氏真上