Tag Archives: moon

GSIS XV: 860

Composed beholding the bright moon, when he was suffering from illness and considering abdicating the throne.

心にもあらでうき世にながらへば恋しかるべき夜はの月かな

kokoro ni mo
arade ukiyo ni
nagaraFeba
koFisikarubeki
yoFa no tuki kana
My heart
Is not in it, but in this sorry world
Should I stay on, then
Surely will I love
Tonight’s midnight moon!

Former Emperor Sanjō

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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GSIS XII: 680

Composed on behalf of the other lady the morning after the Naka Chancellor, when he was still a Minor Captain, had promised to call on her sister, but had failed to come.

やすらはでねなましものをさ夜ふけてかたぶくまでの月を見しかな

yasuraFade
nenamashi mono o
sayo fukete
katabuku made no
tsuki o mishi kana
Without hesitating
I wish I had to bed, but
Brief night has broken,
As setting,
The moon remained within my sight!

Akazome Emon

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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SkKS IV: 413

When he presented a Hundred Poem Sequence to Former Emperor Sutoku.

秋かぜにたなびく雲のたえまよりもれいづる月のかげのさやけさ

akikaze ni
tanabiku kumo no
taema yori
more’izuru tsuki no
kage no sayakesa
The autumn wind
Streams clouds, and
From gaps between
Leaks the moon’s
Light, so clear and bright.

Master of the Left Capital Office Akisuke

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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SKKS V: 507

On the conception of chrysanthemums under the moon by a lattice fence, when she presented a hundred poem sequence.

霜をまつまがきの菊のよひの間におきまよふ色は山のはの月

shimo o matsu
magaki no kiku no
yoi no ma ni
okimayou iro wa
yama no ha no tsuki
Awaiting the frost
By my lattice fence, the chrysanthemums
In the midst of night
Are draped in puzzling hues
By the moon from off the mountains’ edge.

Kunaikyō

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SKKS V: 486

Composed when he had been gazing at the unclouded moon until dawn, on the night of the 15th of the Ninth Month.

秋はつるさ夜ふけがたの月みれば袖ものこらず露ぞおきける

aki hatsuru
sayo fukegata no
tsuki mireba
sode mo nokorazu
tsuyu zo okikeru
At the start of autumn
As brief night begins to break
As I gaze upon the moon
Not a spot upon my sleeves I
Is left untouched by dewdrops.

Lord Michinobu

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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SKKS VI: 688

Composed on the conception of hawking.

かりくらしかたののましば折敷きてよどのかはせの月をみるかな

karikurashi
katano no mashiba
orishikite
yodo no kawase no
tsuki o miru kana
While hunting night has fallen, so
In Katano brushwood
I’ll break and spread around, then
In the Yodo’s rapids
I’ll gaze upon the moon!

Kinhira, Middle Captain of the Inner Palace Guards, Left Division

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KYS II: 154

Composed on waiting for the moon by the water at Lord Kinzane’s residence.

夏の夜の月待つ程の手ずさみに岩もる清水いく結びしつ

natsu no yo no
tuki matu Fodo no
tezusami ni
iFa moru simidu
iku musubisitu
On a summer night,
Waiting for the moon,
My hands keep busy by
Through the pure water dripping from the rocks
Running time and time again.

Fujiwara no Mototoshi

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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