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Yōzei-in uta’awase (Engi jūsan-nen kugatsu kokonoka) 16

Left

まてといひてとまらぬあきと知りながらそらゆく月のをしくもあるかな

mate to iite
tomaranu aki to
shirinagara
sora yuku tsuki no
oshiku aru kana
‘Wait!’ I say, but
Autumn will not linger
I know, so
The moon passing through the skies
Fills me with regret!

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Right

みやまなるもみぢのにしき色にいでてをしむに秋のたたばうからん

miyama naru
momiji no nishiki
iro ni idete
oshimu ni aki no
tataba ukaran
Deep within the mountains
The scarlet leaves in brocade’s
Hues stand out, so
I would regret it were autumn
Cut short—how heartless that would be!

32

Teiji-in uta’awase 21

Summer

Five poems on the Fourth Month

Left (Win)

みやまいでてまづはつこゑはほととぎすよぶかくまたむわがやどになけ

miyama idete
mazu hatsukoe wa
hototogisu
yobu kaku matamu
wa ga yado ni nake
Emerging from the mountains deep,
Early, your first call,
Cuckoo—
Where I would be waiting all night long
At my house, o, sing out!

Masakata[i]

41

Right

けふよりはなつのころもになりぬれどきるひとさへはかはらざりけり

kyō yori wa
natsu no koromo ni
narinuredo
kiru hito sae wa
kawarazarikeri
From today
Summer garb
We have put on, yet
The folk who wear it
Have not changed at all.

Mitsune
42

‘The Right is uninteresting,’ so it lost.


[i] Minamoto no Masakata 源雅固 (dates unknown). A son of Minamoto no Sada’ari 源定有 (dates unknown), one of the sons of Emperor Montoku (827-858; r. 850-858).

Hon’in sadaijin-ke uta’awase 10

Evergreens

ちりかはる心なけれどみやまぎのときはは秋もしられざりけり

chirikawaru
kokoro nakeredo
miyamagi no
tokiwa wa aki mo
shirarezarikeri
A flighty
Heart, has it not, yet
Deep within the mountains, that the trees
Are evergreen, even the autumn
Seems not to know…

19

Gentian

した草の花をみつればむらさきに秋さへふかくなりにけるかな

shitagusa no
hana o mitsureba
murasaki ni
aki sae fukaku
narinikeru kana
When in the undergrowth
Flowers I do see, their
Violet in
Autum much deeper
Has become!

20

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!

149

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!

150

SKKS VI: 615

From when he presented a hundred poem sequence.

さゝの葉はみ山もさやにうちそよぎこほれる霜を吹嵐かな

sasa no ha wa
miyama mo saya ni
uchisoyogi
koreru shimo o
fuku arashi kana
The bamboo grass leaves
On Miyama clearly
Rustle:
The frozen frost
Blown by the storm, perhaps?

The Regent and Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Yoshitsune] (1169 – 1206)
藤原良経