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SKKS XII: 1087

On the conception of hidden love, when he held a poetry match in one hundred rounds at his house, while he was Major Captain of the Left.

もらすなよ雲ゐるみねのはつしぐれ木葉は下にいろかはるとも

morasu na yo
kumo’iru mine no
hatsushigure
ko no ha wa shita ni
iro kawaru tomo
O, don’t drip down,
Peak-clinging clouds
First shower!
For under you the trees’ leaves
Will yet change their hues…[i]

The Regent and Grand Minister

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

[i] An allusive variation on KKS V: 260.

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 57

Left

秋のせみさむき声にぞきこゆなる木のはの衣を風やぬぎつる

aki no semi
samuki koe ni zo
kikoyunaru
ko no ha no kinu o
kaze ya nugitsuru
In the autumn, the cicadas’
Chill song
I hear;
Has the trees’ garb of leaves
Been stripped from them by the wind?

112[1]

Right

あきの夜の月の影こそ木の間よりおちてはきぬとみえわたりけれ

aki no yo no
tsuki no kage koso
ko no ma yori
ochite wa kinu to
miewatarikere
On an autumn night
The moon’s light, truly,
From between the trees
Does come a’falling
Everywhere, it seems.

113


[1] Shinsen man’yōshū 109/Fubokushō XIII: 5422

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 49

Left

ちらねどもかねてぞをしき紅葉ばは今はかぎりの色とみつれば

chiranedomo
kanete zo oshiki
momijiba wa
ima wa kagiri no
iro to mitsureba
Not fallen yet
Even now is there something to regret
In the scarlet autumn leaves,
For already the utmost of
Their hues do I see, so…

96[1]

Right

白波に秋の木のはのうかべるはあまのながせる舟かとぞ見る

shiranami ni
aki no ko no ha no
ukaberu o
ama no nagaseru
fune ka to zo miru
Atop the whitecaps
Autumn leaves
Float as
Divers’ drifting
Boats seeming.

97[2]


[1] Kokinshū V: 264/Shinsen man’yōshū 105.

[2] Kokinshū V: 301, attributed to Fujiwara no Okikaze/Kokin rokujō III: 1825, attributed to Kiyowara no Fukayabu.

Fubokushō XIII: 5422

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Dowager Empress during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor.

秋のせみさむき声にぞきこゆなる木のはの衣を風やぬぎつる

aki no semi
samuki koe ni zo
kikoyunaru
ko no ha no kinu o
kaze ya nugitsuru
In the autumn, the cicadas’
Chill song
I hear;
Has the trees’ garb of leaves
Been stripped from them by the wind?

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