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SZS XVI: 994

Composed when he composed ten poems about the moon.

今よりはふけ行くまでに月はみじそのこととなく涙おちけり

ima yori Fa
Fukeyuku made ni
tuki Fa mizi
sono koto to naku
namida otikeri
From now
Until the break of dawn
I shall not look upon the moon;
For no particular reason
My tears are falling.

Lord Fujiwara no Kiyosuke

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Teiji-in uta’awase 34

Left

みにこひのあまりにしかばしのぶれどひとのしるらんことのわびしさ

mi ni koi no
amari nishikaba
shinoburedo
hito no shiruran
koto no wabishisa
Being in love
Beyond all measure,
I kept it secret, yet
That folk seem to know
Is heartbreaking, indeed.

68[i]

Right

きみこふるわがみひさしくなりぬればそでになみだもみえぬべらなり

kimi kouru
wa ga mi hisashiku
narinureba
sode ni namida mo
mienuberanari
Loved you
Long have I
Indeed, so
The tears upon my sleeves
Have been spotted, it seems.

69


[i] This poem is practically identical to poem 60.

Teiji-in uta’awase 30

Left (Tie)

あふことのきみにたえにしわがみよりいくらのなみだながれいでぬらむ

au koto no
kimi ni taenishi
wa ga mi yori
ikura no namida
nagare’idenuramu
My meetings with
You, my lord, have ceased, and
From my flesh
What a torrent of tears
Flow out!

Ise

59

Right

きみこひのあまりにしかばしのぶれどひとのしるらんことのわびしさ

kimi koi no
amari nishikaba
shinoburedo
hito no shiruran
koto no wabishiki
Loving you
Beyond all measure,
I kept it secret, yet
That folk seem to know
Is a cause of heartache.

Tsurayuki
60

On hearing His Highness, the Prince of the Right remark in irritation that the Left’s poem had appealed to His Majesty’s heart, His Majesty composed

ゆきかへりちどりなくなるはまゆふのこころへだてておもふものかは

yukikaeri
chidori naku naru
hamayū no
kokoro hedatete
omou mono ka wa
Going back and forth
Plovers cry from
The beach among the spider lilies
Do their hearts distinguish
Do you think?

His Majesty
61

Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 18

Left

あひみてはむつましくこそなるときけつれなさのみもまさるきみかな

aimite wa
mutsumashiku koso
naru to kike
tsurenasa nomi mo
masaru kimi kana
On meeting
So kind would
She become, I heard, but
Simply in cruelty does
That lady excel!

35

Right (Win)

あかずしてわかれし人をゆめにみてうつつにさへもおつるなみだか

akazushite
wakareshi hito o
yume ni mite
utsutsu ni sae mo
otsuru namida ka
Unsated
Did I part from her to
See her in my dreams, but
Even in the waking world
Will my tears fall?

36

ShSZS XIII: 1324

On love in the rain, when she presented a hundred poem sequence for the Hōji hyakushu [1248].

おもひきやなみだにしぼる袖に猶身をしる雨をそへん物とは

omoiki ya
namida ni shiboru
sode ni nao
mi o shiru ame o
soen mono to wa
Never did I think, that
I would wring the tears
From my sleeves yet still
The rain upon my misery
Would add to it…

Tsuchimikado-in no Kosaishō
土御門院小宰相

Uda-in uta’awase 12

Regretting the Day of the Rat

Left

むねのひををしもぬかねばみだれおつるなみだのたまにかつぞけちつる

mune no hi o
o shimo nukaneba
midare’otsuru
namida no tama ni
katsu zo kechitsuru
The fire within my breast
Will not thread upon a string, but
My disorderly dripping
Gemstone tears will
Yet extinguish it.

Tsurayuki
23

Right (Win)

くらきよにともすほたるのむねのひををしもとけたるたまかとぞ見る

kuraki yo ni
tomosu hotaru no
mune no hi o
o shimo toketaru
tama ka zo zo miru
On a night so dark,
The kindled fireflies of
The fire within my breast;
Loosened from their string
As scattered gemstones they appear.

Tadamine
24

Akazome emon-shū 549

Said by someone to be composed on the feelings of Wang Zhaojun when she was travelling to the kingdom of Hu.

なげきこしみちの露にもまさりけりなれにしさとをこふるなみだは

nagekikoshi
michi no tsuyu ni mo
masarikeri
narenishi sato o
kouru namida wa
A source of grief,
The dew upon this road, too,
Is great, indeed, as
For my familiar home I
Shed tears of longing.

Akazome Emon