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SKKS XV: 1336

From the Minase 15 Love Poem Poetry Competition.

しろたへの袖のわかれにつゆおちて身にしむいろの秋風ぞふく

shirotae no
sode no wakare ni
tsuyu ochite
mi ni shimu iro no
aki kaze zo fuku
White mulberry cloth,
My sleeves, on parting
Are splashed with dew,
Staining my breast, this hue
Is carried on the gusting autumn wind.

Fujiwara no Sada’ie
藤原定家

KKS XII: 563

A poem composed at a competition held by Her Majesty, the Empress during the Kampyō era (889-898).

ゆふされば螢よりけにもゆれどもひかりみねばや人のつれなき

sasa no Fa ni
woku simo yori mo
Fitori nuru
wa ga koromode zo
saemasarikeru
On bamboo grass leaves
Settles frost, but
Sleeping alone,
My sleeves
Are colder still by far.

Ki no Tomonori
紀友則