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SZS XVIII: 1163

A long poem presented together with a hundred poem sequence in the same reign.

時知らぬ 谷のむもれ木 朽ちはてて むかしの春の 恋しさに 何のあやめも わかずのみ 変らぬ月の 影みても 時雨に濡るる 袖の浦に  しほ垂れまさる あま衣 あはれをかけて 問ふ人も 波にたたよふ 釣舟の 漕ぎはなれにし 世なれども 君に心を かけしより しげき愁ゑも  忘れ草 忘れ顔にて 住の江の 松の千歳の はるばると 梢はるかに 栄ゆべき ときはの陰を 頼むにも 名草の浜の なぐさみて 布留の社の そのかみに 色深からで 忘れにし 紅葉の下は 残るやと 老蘇の杜に たづぬれど 今はあらしに たぐひつつ  霜枯れがれに をとろへて かき集めたる 水茎に あさき心の 隠れなく 流れての名を をし鳥の 憂き例にや ならんとすらん

toki siranu
tani no mumoregi
kutiFatete
mukasi no Faru no
koFisisa ni
nani no ayame  mo
wakazu nomi
kaFaranu tuki no
kage mitemo
sigure ni nururu
sode no ura ni
sio taremasaru
amagoromo
aFare no kakete
toFu Fito mo
nami ni tadayoFu
turibune no
kogiFanarenisi
yo naredomo
kimi ni kokoro o
kakesi yori
sigeki uruwe mo
wasuregusa
wasuregaFo nite
sumi no e no
matu no titose no
Farubaru to
kozuwe Faruka ni
sakayubeki
tokiFa no kage o
tanomu ni mo
nagusa no hama no
nagusamite
Furu no yasiro no
sono kami ni
iro Fukakarede
wasurenisi
momidi no sita wa
nokoru ya to
oiso no mori ni
tadunuredo
ima Fa arasi ni
taguFitsutsu
simo karegare ni
otoroFete
kakiatumetaru
midukuki ni
asaki gokoro no
kakurenaku
nagarete no na o
osidori no
uki tamesi ni ya
naran to suran
In ignorance of the season
Trees buried in the valley
Do quite rot away;
Long ago, in springtime
How dear it was
Now
I cannot tell: just
Upon the unchanging moon’s
Light do I turn my gaze, yet
Drenched by the showers
Upon the beaches of my sleeves
The tides rise high;
In rain-gear
Filled with pity,
Folk to come calling
Like upon the breaking waves
The fishing boats
Have rowed far away
Into the common world, yet
Since, to you, my Lord, my feelings
Have I expressed:
All my many cares
Are forgotten ‘mongst the grasses,
Forgotten, I live;
At Sumi Bay
For a thousand years the pine trees’
Far
Distant treetops
Seem touched with glory
Everlasting
In which I may trust;
On Nagusa Beach
Did I find consolation
Long ago, at the shrine of Furu
That my
Colours lacked for brilliance
I had forgotten;
Beneath the scarlet autumn leaves
Does a trace yet linger?
Aged now, as the sacred grove of Oiso,
Yet you did ask me, but
Now, I have nothing,
All
Is seared by the frosts
And withered, but
I have gathered together
Brief daubings of my brush,
With no sense or skill –
I cannot conceal it –
And that this must be my name
O, I do regret it! A mandarin duck
Adrift in sorrow:
Is that to be my fate?

Taikenmon’in Horikawa
待賢門院堀河

KKS XIX: 1001

Topic unknown.
逢ことの 稀なる色に 思ひそめ わが身は常に 天雲の 晴るゝ時なく 富士の嶺の 燃えつゝ永久に 思へども 逢ふことかたし 何しかも 人をうら見む わたつ海の  おきを深めて 思ひてし 思ひは今は いたづらに なりぬべらなり 行く水の 絶ゆる時なく かくなわに 思ひ亂れて 降る雪の 消なば消ぬべく 思へども 閻浮の身なれば  猶やまず 思ひは深し あしひきの 山下水の 木隱れて なぎつこころを 誰にかも 相語らはむ 色にいでば 人知りぬべみ すみぞめの 夕になれば ひとりゐて  あはれあはれと 嘆きあまり せむすべなみに 庭にいでて 立ちやすらへば 白妙の 衣のそでに 置く露の 消なば消ぬべく 思へども 猶嘆かれぬ 春がすみ よそにもひとに  逢はむと思えへば

aFu koto no
marenaru iro ni
omoFisome
wa ga mi Fa tune ni
amakumo no
Faruru toki naku
Fuzi no ne no
moetutu toFa ni
omoFedomo
aFu koto katashi
nani shikamo
Fito wo uramimu
watatumi no
oki wo fukamete
omoFitesi
omoFi Fa ima Fa
itadura ni
narinuberanari
yuki midu no
tayuru toki naku
kaku nawa ni
omoFimidarete
Furu yuki no
kenaba kenubeku
omoFedomo
ebu no mi nareba
naFo yamazu
omoFi Fa Fukasi
asiFiki no
yamasita midu no
kogakurete
nagitu kokoro wo
tare ni kamo
aFikataraFamu
iro ni ideba
Fito shirinubemi
sumizome no
yuFu ni nareba
Fitori wite
aFare aFare to
nageki amari
semusube nami ni
niFa ni idete
tatiyasuraFeba
siro taFe no
koromo no sode ni
oku tuyu no
kenaba kenubeku
omoFedomo
naFo nagekarenu
Farugasumi
yoso ni mo Fito ni
aFamu to omoFeba
Meeting her
Is so rare, passion
Has begun to stain my thoughts:
I am ever, as
The firmament, cloud-covered,
Never clearing, like
The peak of Fuji
Eternally afire;
Though these are my feelings,
How hard it is to meet with her.
And for what
Should I resent her?
The boundless main
Offshore was the depth of
My thoughts of her;
Now,
How pointless
Does it seem,
As water flowing
Not once ceasing,
A binding cord,
My shattered thoughts, as
Falling snow
If they’re to melt away, then let them!
I feel, yet
Even were I in Paradise
Still would I find no peace –
That is the depth of love I feel.
Leg-wearying
Down the mountain water flows
Hidden ‘neath the trees,
The upwelling of my heart,
To whom
Should I relate it?
My passion should I show,
Then all, no doubt, would no of it;
In ink-dark
Night,
Alone,
So sad in
A surfeit of grief,
With nothing to be done
I’ll step out in the garden and
Stand there a while,
The white mulberry cloth
Of my sleeves
Dewdrop-covered
If they’re to melt away, then let them!
I feel, yet
Still grieved,
In a gentle haze of spring,
So distant my dear one
Just to meet her so, would be enough…

Anonymous

KKS XIX: 1008

In reply:

春されば 野邊にまづ咲く 見れどあかぬ 花まひなしに たゞ名のるべき 花の名なれや

Faru sareba
nobe ni madu saku
miredo akanu
Fana maFinasi ni
tada nanorubeki
Fana no na nare ya
Spring is come, and
The plain before me blooms, and
Of the sight never will I have my fill;
Such flowers, for no recompense,
Should they be styled,
Their name given?