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SKKS II: 114

When he composed five poems at the house of the Regent and Grand Minister.

またや見んかたのゝみのゝ櫻がり花の雪ちる春のあけぼの

mata ya min
katano no mino no
sakuragari
hana no yuki chiru
haru no akebono
When might I see the like again?
In Katano’s august field,
In search of cherry,
A blizzard of blossom falls
This Spring dawn.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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SKKS II: 112

From the Poetry Contest in 1500 Rounds.

風かよふねざめの袖の花のかにかほるまくらの春のよの夢

kaze kayou
nezame no sode no
hana no ka ni
kaoru makura no
haru no yo no yume
The questing wind
Brings wakefulness to my sleeves,
With the scent of blossom
My fragrant pillow is
A spring night’s dream.

The Daughter of Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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SKKS II: 100

A Spring poem from the Poetry Contest in 1500 Rounds.

いくとせの春に心をつくしきぬあはれとおもへみよしのゝ花

iku tose no
haru ni kokoro o
tsukushikinu
aware to omoe
miyoshino no hana
For how many years
Has Spring my heart
Left so exhausted?
Think fondly of me, I beg you,
Blossoms of fair Yoshino.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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SKKS I: 16

A New Year’s Day poem, composed on the Hie shrine.

さゞなみやしがのはまゝつふりにけりたがよにひけるねの日なるらん

sazanami ya
shiga no hamamatsu
furinikeri
ta ga yo ni hikeru
ne no hi naruran
Where the wavelets strike
On Shiga beach the pine trees
Have grown old;
Whose reign might have seen you plucked
On a new year’s day, I wonder.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
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SKKS I: 15

Composed on fresh greens, when he composed a hundred poem sequence of reminiscences.

さわにおふるわかなならねどいたづらにとしをつむにもそではぬれけり

sawa ni ouru
wakana naranedo
itazura ni
toshi o tsumu ni mo
sode wa nurekeri
Growing in the marshes
As fresh greens do, they are not, yet
With the pointless
Gathering of years
My sleeves are soaked.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
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SZS XVII: 1151

hen he composed a hundred poem sequence of reminiscences, he composed this as a poem on deer.

世中よ道こそなけれ思ひ入る山のをくにも鹿ぞ鳴くなる

yo no naka yo
miti koso nakere
omoFi’iru
yama no woku ni mo
sika zo naku naru
O, the world of men!
There’s no escape, indeed,
I feel!
In the mountains’ heart
A stag calls out.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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SZS XI: 702

Composed as a poem in the conception of the beginning of Love, when a hundred poem sequence was composed at the house of Fujiwara no Kanezane.

照射する端山が裾のした露や入るより袖のかくしほるらん

tomosi suru
Fa yama ga suso no
sita tuyu ya
iru yori sode no
kaku siForuran
Lantern-bearing,
In the mountains’ hem, from
The dew below –
Since he entered, are his sleeves
As drenched as mine, I wonder?

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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SZS VI: 443

When His Majesty requested a hundred poem sequence, he composed this as an ice poem.

月さゆる氷のうへに霰ふりこゝろくだくるたまがはの里

tuki sayuru
koFori no uFe ni
arare Furi
kokoro kudakuru
tamagaFa no sato
The moon so bright
Upon the ice
Hail falls
Breaking my heart
In my Tama River home.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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SZS IV: 259

Composed as an Autumn poem, when he presented a hundred-poem sequence.

夕されば野べの秋風身にしみて鶉なくなりふかぐさの里

yuFu sareba
nobe no aki kaze
mi ni simite
udura naku nari
Fukakusa no sato
When the evening comes
The Autumn wing across the fields
Pierces my breast, and
I hear the quails crying
In this Fukakusa home.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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SZS I: 76

When he was asked to compose a thousand-poem sequence by someone, he composed this as a poem on blossom.

み吉野の花の盛をけふ見ればこしの白根に春風ぞ吹く

miyosino no
Fana no sakari wo
keFu mireba
kosi no sirane ni
Faru kaze zo Fuku
In fair Yoshino
The blossoms’ bounty
I see today, so
In Koshi on Shirane peak
The spring breezes will be blowing.

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office [Fujiwara no] Toshinari
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