Tag Archives: Spring

SKKS I: 5

On the conception of the beginning of spring, composed for a hundred poem sequence for the Lay Priest and former Regent and Chancellor, when he was Minister of the Right.

今日といへば大唐までもゆく春を都にのみと思ひけるかな

kyō to ieba
morokoshi made mo
yuku haru o
miyako ni nomi to
omoikeru kana
On this day, the spring that
Even unto Cathay
Will travel is
In the capital alone
I feel!

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Shunzei
皇太后宮大夫俊成

KYS I: 53

Composed when a large number of the Junior Consort’s ladies conducted blossom-viewing during the reign of former Emperor Horikawa.

春毎にあかぬ匂をさくら花いかなる風のをしまざるらむ

Faru goto ni
akanu nioFi wo
sakurabana
ikanaru kaze no
woshimazaruramu
Every single spring
Never am I sated by
The cherry blossom;
What breeze is it that
Is not a cause of regret?

Chikuzen Wet Nurse
筑前乳母

GSIS XI: 604

Sent to the residence of the late Principal Handmaid, at the beginning, when he was still Crown Prince.

ほのかにも知らせてしがな春霞かすみのうちに思ふ心を

Fonoka ni mo
sirasetesi gana
Faru kasumi
kasumi no uti ni
omoFu kokoro wo
Secretly
I would have you know,
With the mists of spring
Among the haze are
My thoughts of you.

Former Emperor Gosuzaku
後朱雀院

GSIS VI: 424

Sent around the end of the Twelfth Month from the province of Bizen to the residence of the Controller of Dewa.

都へは年と共にぞ歸るべきやがて春をもむかへがてらに

miyako Fe Fa
tosi to tomo ni zo
kaFerubeki
yagate Faru wo mo
mukaFe gatera ni
To the capital
Along with the year
I must return;
At last, with the spring
Shall I proceed together!

Minamoto no Tameyoshi
源為善