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SKKS X: 929

Composed on the conception of snow at one’s lodgings when travelling.

松がねにをばなかりしきよもすがらかたしく袖に雪はふりつつ

matsu ga ne ni
obana karishiki
yo mo sugara
katashiku sode ni
yuki wa furitsutsu
Upon the pine tree’s roots
Reaped silver grass I’ve spread, and
All through the night
Atop my single spread sleeves
The snow is ever falling…

Master of the Palace Repairs Office Akisue

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

SCSS IV: 267

On the moon at a mountain retreat, for a Fifty Poem Sequence at the residence of the Lay Priest Prince of the Second Order.

松のとをおしあけ方の山かぜに雲もかからぬ月を見るかな

matsu no to o
oshiakegata no
yamakaze ni
kumo mo kakaranu
tsuki o miru kana
Upon my pinewood door
Pushes at the break of dawn
A breeze from off the mountains, so
Unencumbered by the clouds
Do I see the moon!

Ietaka, Senior Third Rank

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

GSIS XVIII: 1063

Composed on the instructions of His Majesty, on the way back from Sumiyoshi, when he had accompanied him there in the Third Month, Enkyū 5 [April 1073].

おきつかぜふきにけらしな住吉の松のしづえをあらふしらなみ

okitsukaze
fukinikerashi na
sumiyoshi no
matsu no shizue o
arau shiranami
The wind in the offing
Is gusting, it seems, for
At Sumiyoshi
The pines’ low branches
Are washed by whitecaps.

Minister of Justice Tsunenobu

GYS XV: 2180

On wind, from among His Former Majesty’s Miscellaneous poems.

ひびきくる松のうれより吹きおちて草にこゑやむ山の下風

hibikikuru
matsu no ure yori
fuki’ochite
kusa ni koe yamu
yama no shitakaze
Echoes come
From the pine-branch tips, as
Gusting down and
Losing its voice among the grass
Is the wind from off the mountains

His Former Majesty [Fushimi]

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

Gō no sochi-shū 156

On the shape of a pine tree floating in the pond at the Asuka Mansion.

いけみづにまつのみどりをうつしてぞちとせのかげもいろまさりける

ikemizu ni
matsu no midori o
utsushite zo
chitose no kage mo
iro masarikeru
In the pond’s waters
The pine trees’ green
Is reflected;
The face of a thousand years in
Superlative hues!

Ōe no Masafusa

SSIS X: 726

Composed at the Kameyama mansion, in the Eighth Month, Kenji 2 [September 1276], when the first topic announced was ‘the colour of pines floating on a pond’.

池水に松のちとせをうつしても君にふたたびあふがうれしさ

ikemizu ni
matsu no chitose o
utsushitemo
kimi ni futatabi
au ga ureshiki
In the pond waters
The pine’s thousand years
Are reflected, yet
Once more, my Lord,
To meet you brings me joy!

The Regent and Former Prime Minister
摂政前太政大臣

Fubokushō IX: 3430

From the poetry contest in 1500 rounds.

見ぬ人をまつの木かげの苔むしろ猶敷島ややまとなでしこ

minu hito o
matsu no kokage no
kokemushiro
nao shikishima ya
yamato nadeshiko
For a man unseen
She pines in the shadow of the trees
On a mossy bed for
Her coverlet, the isles that make
Yamato – a pink!

Kūnaikyō, in service to Former Emperor Gotoba

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 77

Left

雪のうちのみやまからこそおいはくれかしらのしろく成るをまづみよ

yuki no uchi no
miyama kara koso
oi wa kure
kashira no shiroku
naru o mazu miyo
Within the snows
From the mountains deep,
O, come, old age!
My head to white
Is turned—see that first!

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Right

松の上にかかれる雪はよそにして時まどはせる花とこそみれ

matsu no ue ni
kakareru yuki wa
yoso ni shite
toki madowaseru
hana to koso mire
Upon the pine trees
Clings snow:
From afar,
The season has led astry
The blossom, it does appear!

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