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KKS XIX: 1004

An ancient-styled poem to supplement a long poem.


kimi ga yo ni
aFusakayama no
kogakuretari to
omoFikeru kana
Your Majesty’s reign
Is welcome so, as on the mount of Meeting Hill,
Spring water from the crags
Is hidden in the trees, thus
I am I sunk in thought!

Mibu no Tadamine


Composed for a folding screen of the twelve months, during the Engi period.


natsu hatsuru
ōgi to aki no
shiratsuyu to
izure ka mazu wa
okamu to suran
With the end of summer
My fan or the autumn’s
Silver dewdrops
Which will be the  first
To fall, I wonder!

Mibu no Tadamine

This poem is also Wakan rōeishū 169.

GSS X: 661

When he had not visited someone whom he had got to know for a long time, he went there, and sent this in from the gate.


sumiyosi no
matu ni tatiyoru
siranami no
kaFeru wori ni ya
ne Fa nakaruran
At Sumiyoshi, a pleasant place,
The pines are washed over
By the whitecaps;
With their retreat
Are they left rootless, weeping wails?

Mibu no Tadamine