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SKKS XI: 1028

Composed on ‘long hidden love’ at the Poetry Office Poetry Competition.

いその神ふるの神すぎふりぬれどいろにはいでずつゆも時雨も

isonokami
furu no kami sugi
furinuredo
iro ni wa idezu
tsuyu mo shigure mo
In Isonokami
At Furu, the ancient, sacred cedar trees
Are old, yet
Their colours never change
With dew or shower fall…

The Regent and Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Yoshitsune]
藤原良経

SKKS VI: 672

When the Regent and Grand Minister was a Major Councillor, he had this composed on snow upon a mountain hut.

まつ人のふもとのみちはたえぬらんのきばのすぎに雪をもるなり

matsu hito no
fumoto no michi wa
taenuran
nokiba no sugi ni
yuki o moru nari
Awaiting one whose
Path among the foothills
Has vanished, I think;
The cedar by my eaves
Is buried deep in snow.

Sada’ie
定家

SZS XVIII: 1174

Composed on mamaki no yatate (a wood and bamboo arrow stand).

三倉山真木の屋立ててすむたみ年をつむともくちじとぞ思ふ

mikurayama
maki no ya tate
te
sumu tami Fa
tosi wo tumu tomo
kutizi to zo omoFu
On Mount Mikura
A house of cedar wood stands;
The folk living there,
Will pass through an mound of years, yet
Not die, I feel.

Minamoto no Toshiyori
源俊頼