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Eikyū hyakushu 377

冬寒み霜はおけども椎柴の常磐の色はあせずもあるかな

fuyu samumi
shimo wa okedomo
shiishiba no
tokiwa no iro wa
asezu mo aru kana
In winter’s chill
The frost falls, yet
The brushwood’s
Evergreen hues
Fade not at all…

Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent
京極関白家肥後

SKKS VII: 756

Composed on a spring by a pine tree in the Sixth Month, for a folding screen for the Daijō Festivities in the Ninth Year of Kenkyū (1199).

ときはなる松井の水をむすぶてのしづくごとにぞちよはみえける

tokiwa naru
matsui no mizu o
musubu te no
shizuku goto ni zo
chi yo wa miekeru
In Tokiwa
The waters from the pine-tree spring are
Held in gathered hands-
Every single drop that falls
Shows the passage of a thousand years.

Provisional Middle Councillor [Fujiwara no] Sukezane