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SKKS I: 38

When he composed a fifty poem sequence for the Monk Prince Shukaku.

春のよの夢のうきはしとだえしてみねにわかるゝよこ雲のそら

haru no yo no
yume no uki hashi
todaeshite
mine ni wakaruru
yokogumo no sora
A Spring night’s
Floating bridge of dreams
Is broken –
Split by the peaks,
The long clouds trail across the sky.

Fujiwara no Sada’ie
藤原定家

SZS VIII: 532

Composed on the spirit of a traveller’s lodging.

よしさらば磯の苫屋に旅ねせむ波懸ずとてぬれぬ袖かは

yosi saraba
iso no tomaya ni
tabine semu
nami kakezu tote
nurenu sode ka Fa
Well, so be it!
In a shanty on the shore,
I shall spend my journey’s night;
Though not washed over by the waves,
What is it that has soaked my sleeves?

The Ninna-ji Monk-Priest [Shukaku]