Tag Archives: kokoro

GSIS IV: 300

At a time when she was living with relatives, and the bush-clover was blooming particularly beautifully, the master of the house was somewhere else and not communicating, so she sent this to him.

白露も心おきてや思ふらむぬしもたづねぬやどの秋はぎ

siratuyu mo
kokoro okite ya
omoFuramu
nusi mo tasunenu
yado no aki Fagi
Silver dewdrops
Also fall on their hearts
I feel;
As the master pays no call
On his dwelling’s autumn bush-clover.

Chikuzen Wet Nurse
筑前乳母

Horikawa hyakushu 1136

理無しや思ふ心の色ならばこれぞそれとも見せましものを

warinasi ya
omoFu kokoro no
iro naraba
kore zo sore tomo
misemasi mono wo
How indiscriminate!
If a heart in love’s
Passionate hues I have
Each and every one
Are something I would show to you!

Kawachi, from the household of the Former Ise Virgin
前斎宮河内

Horikawa hyakushu 1135

よそながら恋は色にもあらなくに心に深く思ひそめてき

yoso nagara
koFi Fa iro ni mo
aranaku ni
kokoro ni Fukaku
omoFisometeki
From a distance
Love in visible shades of passion
Has not appeared, but
Deep within her heart
It has begun to leave its hue.

Iyo, from the Residence of Imperial Princess Sukeko
祐子内親王家紀伊