Category Archives: Shūishū

SIS XI: 622

From the Poetry Match held during the reign of the Tenryaku Emperor.

しのぶれど色にいでにけりわが恋は物や思ふと人のとふまで

sinoburedo
iro ni idenikeri
wa ga koFi Fa
mono ya omoFu to
Fito no toFu made
I kept it secret, yet
Passion will reveal itself!
So of my love,
‘What is it troubles you so?’
Do folk enquire…

Taira no Kanemori

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

SIS XV: 988

Topic unknown.

こひわびぬかなしきこともなぐさめむいづれながすのはまべなるらむ

koFiwabinu
kanasiki koto mo
nagusamemu
idure nagasu no
Famabe naruramu
Suffering the pain of love and
Sadness, too,
I would be consoled, so
Where might Nagasu
Beach lie, I wonder?

Anonymous

SIS XI: 657

On the day of the Ōharano Festival, he attached this to a branch of sakaki, and sent it to a lady’s residence.

おほはらの神もしるらむわがこひはけふ氏人の心やらなむ

oFoFarano
kami mo siruramu
wa ga koFi wa
keFu udibito no
kokoro yaranamu
Ōharano’s
God, too, surely knows
My love
Today, toward the shrine’s lady’s
Heart is directed!

The Ichijō Regent

SIS V: 271

Composed on the night Fujiwara no Sanenobu came of age.

老いぬればおなじ事こそせられけれきみはちよませきみはちよませ

oinureba
onadi koto koso
serarekere
kimi Fa tiyo mase
kimi Fa tiyo mase
When I have grown old
For you the same
It shall be!
You will live a thousand generations!
You will live a thousand generations!

Minamoto no Shitagō