Tag Archives: Mitarashi

SKKS XIX: 1889

Composed for a picture of the Rinji Festival at the Kamo Shrine on a folding screen prepared for the entrance of a Junior Consort to the palace in the 6th year of Bunji (1190).

月さゆるみたらし河にかげみえてこほりにすれる山あゐの袖

 

tsuki sayuru
mitarashigawa ni
kage miete
kori ni sureru
yama’ai no sode
Clear, the moon,
Upon the Mitarashi River
Shines, seeming as
A design of ice upon
Indigo sleeves.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
藤原俊成

GSIS XX: 1162

When she had been forgotten by a man, she went to Kibune, and composed this on seeing fireflies flitting about by the Mitarashi River.

物思へば澤の螢も我身よりあくがれ出づる玉かとぞみる

mono’omoFeba
saFa no Fotaru mo
wa ga mi yori
akugare iduru
tama ka to zo miru
I’m at such a loss;
Fireflies by the marsh:
From my breast
Wanders out
My soul, or so it seems.

Izumi Shikibu
和泉式部