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Uhyōe shōjō sadafumi uta’awase 4

Scarlet lotus flowers floating on marsh water (緑沼紅蓮浮)

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みどりぬにうきたるはちすくれなゐにみづにごるなり波たつなゆめ

midorinu ni
ukitaru hatisu
kurenawi ni
midu nigorunari
nami tatu na yume
Upon the green marsh
Floats a lotus
Its scarlet
Stains the waters –
O, rise not, you waves!

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紅のはちすうきたるみどりぬにしら波たてばこきまぜの花

kurenawi no
Fatisu ukitaru
midorinu ni
siranami tateba
kokimaze no Fana
Scarlet,
The lotus floats upon
The green marsh, but
When the whitecaps rise
All jumbled will the flowers be…

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[1]These poems are included in Fubokushō (XXIV: 11386) and (XXIV: 11387).

SKS VII: 218

Composed for the Poetry Competition held at the Residence of Middle Councillor Toshitada.

くれなゐの濃染の衣うへにきむこひのなみたの色かくるやと

kurenawi no
kosome no koromo
uFe ni kimu
koFi no namida  no
iro kakuru ya to
In scarlet
Deeply dyed, a robe
Would I put on
That my tears of love’s
Hue be concealed!

Fujiwara no Akitsuna
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