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SCSS III: 192

A poem for a folding screen on the occasion of a Junior Consort’s entrance to the palace in Kangi 1.

風そよぐならのを川の夕ぐれはみそぎぞ夏のしるしなりける

kaze soyogu
nara no ogawa no
yūgure wa
misogi zo natsu no
shirushi narikeru
Whispers on the wind
Through the oaks at Nara stream
Of an evening:
Lustrations, alone, of summer
Are the sign.[i]

Ietaka, Senior Third Rank

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

[i] An allusive variation on SKKS XV: 1376.

KYS II: 154

Composed on waiting for the moon by the water at Lord Kinzane’s residence.

夏の夜の月待つ程の手ずさみに岩もる清水いく結びしつ

natsu no yo no
tuki matu Fodo no
tezusami ni
iFa moru simidu
iku musubisitu
On a summer night,
Waiting for the moon,
My hands keep busy by
Through the pure water dripping from the rocks
Running time and time again.

Fujiwara no Mototoshi

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūni-nen natsu) 04

Left

こひこひてただにややまむなつむしのおもひのほかにみをやすててむ

koikoite
tada ni ya yamamu
natsumushi no
omoi no hoka ni
mi o ya sutetemu
So much in love—
Will it ever all be over?
As a firefly
In sudden fires of passion
Should I abandon all restraint?

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A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Right

たれによりひとつおもひにみをすててことしもなつのむしとなりしぞ

tare ni yori
hitotsu omoi ni
mi o sutete
kotoshi mo natsu no
mushi to narishi zo
For whose sake is it
I burn with singular passion?
Abandoning all restraint
This year, too, a fire
Fly have I become!

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A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Teiji-in uta’awase 37

Left

夏夜のまだもねなくにあけぬれば昨日今日ともおもひまどひぬ

natsu no yo no
mada mo nenaku ni
akenureba
kinō kyō tomo
omoimadoinu
On a summer night,
Still sleep has eluded me,
When dawn breaks—
Is it yet yesterday, or today,
I wonder in confusion.

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Right

うのはなのさけるかきねは白雲のおりゐるとこそあやまたれけれ

u no hana no
sakeru kakine wa
shirakumo no
ori’iru to koso
ayamatarekere
Deutzia flowers
Are blooming by the brushwood fence—
Clouds of white
Have descended there, I think—
How strange…

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Teiji-in uta’awase 36

Five poems on Summer—not matched.

Left

いづれをかそれともわかむうのはなのさけるかきねをてらすつきかげ

izure o ka
sore tomo wakamu
u no hana no
sakeru kakine o
terasu tsukikage
How is it that
I might distinguish them:
Deutzia flowers
Blooming on a brushwood fence, and
Shining moonlight?

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Right

この夏もかはらざりけりはつこゑは習志の岡になくほととぎす

kono natsu mo
kawarazarikeri
hatsukoe wa
narashi no oka ni
naku hototogisu
This summer, too,
Is no different;
The first song
Upon Narashi Hill is
A calling cuckoo.

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Teiji-in uta’awase 25

Left

さよふけてなどかなくらむほととぎすたびねのやどをかすひとやなき

sayo fukete
nado ka nakuramu
hototogisu
tabine no yado o
kasu hito ya naki
Brief night breaks, so
Why does he cry so?
The cuckoo
A lodging on his journey
Has no one to lend him!

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Right (Win)

なつのいけによるべさだめぬうきくさのみづよりほかにゆくかたもなし

natsu no ike ni
yorube sadamenu
ukikusa no
mizu yori hoka ni
yuku kata mo nashi
Upon the pond in summer
No destination has
The waterweed, so
Other than the water
It has no place to go…

Okikaze
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