On the tenth day of the Eighth Month, Kanna 1, His Majesty entered the Courtiers’ Hall briefly and divided the gentlemen in attendance into teams for a poetry contest. His Majesty’s partner was Supernumerary Middle Counsellor Kintō, and he provided of the four topics. Judgements were by Koreshige.
aki no yo no tsuki ni kokoro wa akugarete kumoi ni mono o omou koro kana
On an autumn night By the moon is my heart Entranced; Things beyond the clouds Fill my thoughts a while!
His Majesty 1
itsumo miru tsuki zo to omoe aki no yo wa ikanaru kage o souru naruran
Every time I see The moon it fills my thoughts, but On an autumn night What light is it that Does seem to cover all?