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KKS II: 115

While on the path across the Shiga Mountains, he met a large number of women, and later composed this and sent it to them.

あづさゆみはるの山辺をこえくれば道もさりあへず花ぞちりける

adusa yumi
Faru no yamabe o
koekureba
miti mo sariaFezu
Fana zo tirikeru
A catalpa bow
When the springtime mountains
I traverse
I cannot pass along the way
So many flowers have fallen!

Tsurayuki

SZS II: 103

Composed when he had gone to Michinoku, and saw the flowers blooming at the barrier of Nakoso.

吹く風を勿来の関と思へども道もせに散る山桜かな

Fuku kaze wo
nakoso no seki to
omoFedomo
mitimose ni tiru
yamazakura kana
The gusting wind
Comes not to the barrier of Nakoso,
I thought, yet
The road is blocked with fallen
Mountain cherry blossom.

Minamoto no Yoshi’ie (1039-1106)
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