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SZS IV: 265

Composed when he presented a Hundred Poem Sequence to former Emperor Sutoku.

たつたひめかざしのたまのををよわみみだれにけりとみゆるしらつゆ

tatutaFime
kazasi no tama no
wo wo yowami
midarenikeri to
miyuru siratuyu
Princess Tatsuta’s
Jewelled hairpin
Has threads so frail that
Confused do
Appear the silver dewdrops.

Lord Fujiwara no Kiyosuke

SKKS X: 924

For the Hundred Poem Sequences Commemorating the Reign of Former Emperor Horikawa.

やまぢにてそほちにけりな白露のあかつきおきの木木のしづくに

yamaji nite
sōchinikeri na
shiratsuyu no
akatsuki oki no
kigi no shizuku ni
On a mountain path
How damp have I become!
Silver dewdrops
Fall with the dawn
In droplets from the trees…

Supernumerary Middle Counsellor Kunizane

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

Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 08

Scarlet leaves

Left

つねよりもはやきもみぢはしらつゆのわきて心をおけるとやみん

tsune yori mo
hayaki momiji wa
shiratsuyu no
wakite kokoro o
okeru to ya min
Earlier than
Usual upon the scarlet leaves
Have silver dewdrops
Burst—is it my heart that
With them seems to fall?

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Right

もみぢばのながれてせけばやまがははあさきよりなほみづやひぬらん

momijiba no
nagarete sekeba
yamagawa wa
asaki yori nao
mizu ya hinuran
Scarlet leaves
Flow down and block
A mountain stream, so
Shallower than ever do
Its waters seem to fall?

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Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 03

Karukaya

Left

しらつゆにいろかはりゆくかるかやのほにいでてあきをあはれとぞ思ふ

shiratsuyu ni
iro kawariyuku
karukaya no
ho ni idete aki o
aware to zo omou
With silver dewfall
The hues do change
Of the pampas grass—
Fronds emerge and autumn’s
Sorrow I keenly feel.

5

Right

よそめにはこともやすらにかるかやをなど秋風のふきみだるらん

yosome ni wa
koto mo yasura ni
karukaya o
nado akikaze no
fukimidaruran
When glanced at
So peaceful is
The pampas grass, so
Why might the autumn wind
Blow it to such confusion?

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Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 07

Left

ひとのみることやくるしきをみなへしあきぎりにのみたちかくるらむ

hito no miru
koto ya kurushiki
ominaeshi
akigiri ni nomi
tachikakururamu
For man to gaze on you,
Is it so painful,
O, Maidenflower,
That simply in the autumn mists
You must hide yourself away?

Tadamine
13[1]

Right

とりてみばはかなからんやをみなへしそでにつつめるしらつゆのたま

torite miba
hakanakaran ya
ominaeshi
sode ni tsutsumeru
shiratsuyu no tama
If I pick and look
How fleeting are
Upon a maidenflower,
Enveloped in my sleeves
Silver dewdrop pearls.

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[1] KKS IV: 235

Teishi-in ominaeshi uta’awase 04

Left

しらつゆのおけるあしたのをみなへしはなにもはにもたまぞかかれる

shiratsuyu no
okeru ashita no
ominaeshi
hana ni mo ha ni mo
tama zo kakareru
Silver dewdrops
Fallen in the morning on
A maidenflower:
Both bloom and leaves
Are all hung with pearls.

7[1]

Right

をみなへしたてるのざとをうちすぎてうらみむつゆにぬれやん

ominaeshi
tateru nozato o
uchisugite
uramimu tsuyu ni
nure ya wataran
A maidenflower
Stands at a house upon the plains
As I pass by;
Is it her resentful dew
That has drenched me on my way?

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[1] Gyokuyōshū 526; Shinsen man’yōshū 606; Kokin rokujō 3687

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 79

Left

白露ぞ霜となりける冬のよはあまの河さへ水こほりけり

shiratsuyu zo
shimo to narikeru
fuyu no yo wa
ama no kawa sae
mizu kōrikeri
Silver dewdrops
Have turned to frost
On this winter’s night
Even the River of Heaven’s
Waters have frozen.

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Right

冬の海に降りいる雪やそこにゐて春たつ浪の花とさくらん

fuyu no umi ni
furi’iru yuki ya
soko ni ite
haru tatsu nami no
hana to sakuran
Upon the sea in winter,
Falling down, is the snow:
Does it rest upon the bed and
With the waves breaking in springtime
Bloom into blossom?

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