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SKKS IV: 400

On the autumn moon by the sea, for the poetry match held at the Poetry Office on the night of the Fifteenth of the Eighth Month.

わすれじな難波の秋の夜半の空ことうらにすむ月はみるとも

wasureji na
naniwa no aki no
yowa no sora
koto’ura ni sumu
tsuki wa miru tomo
Never would I forget
Naniwa’s autumn
Midnight skies, though
Clear above another distant bay
The moon I see…

Gishūmon’in no Tango

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

KKS XVIII: 962

During the reign of the Tamura Emperor, when he was confined to Suma in the province of Tsu for certain reasons, he sent this to someone in the capital.

わくらばにとふ人あらばすまの浦にもしほたれつつわぶとこたへよ

wakuraba ni
toFu Fito araba
suma no ura ni
mosiFo taretutu
wabu to kotaFeyo
If of me
Folk should come enquiring, then as
On the beach at Suma
The seaweed ever drips,
I suffer—answer that!

Ariwara no Yukihira

Teiji-in uta’awase 28

Left (Tie)

ひとのうへとおもひしものをわがこひになしてやきみがただにやみぬる

hito no ue to
omoishi mono o
wa ga koi ni
nashite ya kimi ga
tada ni ya minuru
Upon me
The coals of passion have lain, yet
After my love has been
So clear, why, my lady
Do you seem so calm?

Mitsune
55

Right

あしまよふなにはのうらにひくふねのつなでながくもこひわたるかな

ashi mayou
naniwa no ura ni
hiku fune no
tsunade nagaku mo
koi wataru kana
Lost among the reeds
Of Naniwa Bay,
Pulling a boat with
Tug-ropes stretching long
As my love endures!

56

Uda-in uta’awase 3

Plum Blossom

Left (Win)

そきとほくさらにはいでてかづきてむめのはなびきてうちよせよなみ

soki tōku
sara ni wa idete
kazukitemu
me no ha nabikite
uchiyoseyo nami
In the utmost distance,
Already you emerge—
As I dive beneath the surface where
The seaweed fronds drift back and forth,
Draw closer, o, waves!

Tsurayuki
5

Right

かぜふかばいざうらごとにいでてみむめのはなびきてなみによるやと

kaze fukaba
iza uragoto ni
idete mimu
me no ha nabikite
nami ni yoru ya to
If the wind does blow,
I wonder, to every shore
Should I go out to see
The seaweed fronds drifting back and forth
As the waves draw near?

Sadafun
6