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Teiji-in uta’awase 16

Left (Tie)

はるふかきいろこそなけれやまぶきのはなにこころをまづぞそめつる

haru fukaki
iro koso nakere
yamabuki no
hana ni kokoro o
mazu zo sometsuru
In the depths of spring,
Their hues, indeed, are lacking:
The kerria
Blooms have my heart
Dyed first!

Mitsune
31

Right

かぜふけばおもほゆるかなすみのえのきしのふぢなみいまやさくらむ

kaze fukeba
omohoyuru kana
suminoe no
kishi no fujinami
ima ya sakuramu
When the wind blows—that
Is when I wonder if at
Suminoe’s
Shore the wisteria waves
Are blooming now?

Prince Kaneyuki
32

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 14

Love

Round Fourteen

Left

逢ふ事をいづくなりともしらぬ身の我がたましひの猶まどふかな

au koto o
izuku nari tomo
shiranu mi no
wa ga tamashii no
nao madou kana
Meeting you,
When will it be?
Not knowing that
My soul is
Yet lost!

26

Right (Win)

あふことはまつにてとしのへぬるかな身はすみの江におひぬものから

au koto wa
matsu nite toshi no
henuru kana
mi wa suminoe ni
oinu mono kara
To meet with you
I have pined, and the years
Have passed!
For my flesh at Suminoe
Has grown…

27

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 8

Round Eight

Left

秋風の吹来る声はやまながらなみ立ちかへるおとぞきこゆる

akikaze no
fukikuru koe wa
yama nagara
nami tachikaeru
oto zo kikoyuru
The autumn breeze’s
Cry comes gusting;
And in the mountains,
The sound of waves washing back and forth
Comes to my ears.

15

Right

すみの江の松を秋風吹くからにこゑうちそふる沖つ白なみ

suminoe no
matsu o akikaze
fuku kara ni
koe uchisouru
oki tsu shiranami
At Suminoe
The pines by the autumn breeze
Are blown, so
The sound lies atop
The whitecaps in the offing.

16

KKS XII: 559

A poem from the Empress’ Poetry Competition held in the Kanpyō period.

住の江の岸による浪夜さへや夢の通ひ路人目よくらむ

suminoe no
kisi ni yoru nami
yoru saFe ya
yume no kayoFidi
Fitome yokuramu
As to Suminoe’s
Shore rush the waves
Why every night
Upon the path of dreams
Do I hide from other’s eyes?

Fujiwara no Toshiyuki
藤原敏行

Love 56

Left (Tie).

世とゝもに吹上の濱のしほ風に靡く眞砂のくだけてぞ思ふ

yo to tomo ni
fukiage no hama no
shio kaze ni
nabiku masago no
kudakete zo omou
Long lasting as the world,
Upon the beach at Fukiage
By the tide-borne wind
The streaming sands
Are shattered as my thoughts of you.

111

Right

住の江の松のねたくやよる浪のよるとはなげき夢をだに見で

sumi no e no
matsu no netaku ya
yoru nami no
yoru to wa nageki
yume o dani mide
The Suminoe
Pines: how I envy them! Roots
Washed by waves,
My night is sunk in sorrow,
Lacking e’en a glimpsed dream.

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