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SKKS XVIII: 1847

From a hundred poem sequence.

くるゝまもまつべきよかはあだしのゝすゑばのつゆに嵐たつ也

kururu ma mo
matsubeki yo ka wa
adashino no
sueba no tsuyu ni
arashi tatsu nari
‘Til darkness falls,
Can this world await?
At Adashino
Upon the dew-dropped leaf tips,
The storm wind has started blowing.

Princess Shokushi
式子内親王

SKKS XVIII: 1803

On autumn leaves in a hundred poem sequence of reminiscences.

嵐ふくみねのもみぢの日にそへてもろくなりゆくわが涙哉

arashi fuku
mine no momiji no
hi ni soete
moroku nariyuku
wa ga namida kana
As the storm winds rage
On the peaks the leaves turn
With the passing days
How much easier it is to shed
My tears.

Master of the Dowager Empress Household Office Toshinari
藤原俊成

SKKS VIII: 795

One Autumn, in remembrance of his mother he had gone into seclusion at the Hōrin [Temple] and, when the storm winds were blowing strongly…

うきよにはいまはあらしの山かぜにこれやなれゆくはじめなるらん

uki yo ni wa
ima wa arashi no
yama kaze ni
kore ya nareyuku
hajime naruran
In this cruel world
Now, the storm winds
Off the mountain:
Will I grow accustomed to them-
Is this the first step, I wonder?

Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari
藤原俊成

SKKS V: 532

When the Regent and Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Yoshitsune] was Colonel of the Left, he held a poetry competition in one hundred rounds at his house. A poem composed on the oak tree.

時わかぬなみさへ色にいづみがははゝそのもりに嵐ふくらし

toki wakanu
nami sae iro ni
izumigawa
hahaso no mori ni
arashi fukurashi
Untouched by changing seasons are
The waves, yet have they taken colour,
On Izumi river;
In the oak groves
Storms rage through, it seems.

Fujiwara no Sada’ie
藤原定家