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SKKS XII: 1135

In the conception of love, from a hundred poem sequence.

わがこひはあふをかぎりのたのみだにゆくゑもしらぬそらのうき雲

wa ga koi wa
au o kagiri no
tanomi dani
yukue mo shiranu
sora no ukigumo
In my yearning,
A meeting is all
I hope for;
Going, I know not where,
Are the clouds drifting in the skies.

Commander of the Bodyguards of the Right [Minamoto no] Michitomo

SKKS VI: 594

On the moon at dawn, during the Kasuga Poetry Contest:

霜こほる袖にもかげはのこりけりつゆよりなれしありあけの月

shio kôru
sode ni mo kage wa
nokorikeri
tsuyu yori nareshi
ariake no tsuki
From frost frozen
Sleeves, your glitter
Arises.
Accustomed to rising from dewdrops,
O, daybreak moon.

Commander of the Bodyguards of the Right [Minamoto no] Michitomo (1171-1227)