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SKS X: 385

Composed during the reign of Retired Emperor En’yū (959-991; r. 969-984), on the occasion of the second imperial excursion to the Horikawa Palace.

水上のさだめてければ君が代にふたゝびすめる堀川の水

minakami wo
sadametekereba
kimi ga yo ni
Futatabi sumeru
ForikaFa no midu
The river’s source
Is ordained, so
Your Majesty’s reign
Has once again made crystal clear
The waters of Horikawa River.

Sone no Yoshitada
曾禰好忠