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SKKS XII: 1141

On the conception of praying for love, when he held a poetry match in one hundred rounds at his house.

いくよわれなみにしをれてき舟がは袖に玉ちる物おもふらん

iku yo ware
nami ni shiorete
kibunegawa
sode ni tama chiru
mono’omouran
How many nights shall I spend
Drenched by the waves of
Kibune River, with
Sleeves scattered with the gemstones
Of my gloomy thoughts?[i]

The Regent and Grand Minister

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

[i] An allusive variation on GSIS XX: 1163, which is a response poem to GSIS XX: 1162.

Teiji-in uta’awase 19

Left

さくらばなちりぬるかぜのなごりにはみづなきそらになみぞたちける

sakurabana
chirinuru kaze no
nagori ni wa
mizu naki sora ni
nami zo tachikeru
The cherry blossom
Scattering wind as
A keepsake in
The waterless skies
Has roused the waves.

Tsurayuki
37

Right

みなそこにはるやくるらんみよしののよしののかはにかはづなくなり

minasoko ni
haru ya kururan
miyoshino no
yoshino no kawa ni
kawazu nakunari
To the water’s depths
Has the spring arrived, it seems, for
In fair Yoshino
From the Yoshino River
The frogs are singing.

Tsurayuki
38

The Right won. His Majesty remarked, ‘There is a Royal poem here, so how could it lose?’

Yamato monogatari 42

The late Master of the Right Capital Office was Lord Muneyuki. While he was fretting over when he might achieve advancement, His Majesty, the Cloistered Teishi Emperor was presented with a stone with seaweed clinging to it from the province of Ki, and various people presented poems on the topic. The Master of the Right Capital Office composed

沖つ風ふけゐの浦にたつなみのなこりにさへや我はしつまん

oki tsu kaze
fukei no ura ni
tatsu nami no
nagori ni sae ya
ware wa shitsuman
From the offing the wind blows
Upon the beach at Fukei;
Are the breaking waves
Indeed a memento
I might keep?

MYS III: 257

A poem on Mount Kagu by Kamo no Taruhito.

天之芳来山 霞立 春尓至婆 松風尓 池浪立而 櫻花 木乃晩茂尓 奥邊波 鴨妻喚 邊津方尓 味村左和伎 百礒城之 大宮人乃 退出而 遊船尓波 梶棹毛 無而不樂毛 己具人奈四二

天降りつく 天の香具山 霞立つ 春に至れば 松風に 池波立ちて 桜花 木の暗茂に 沖辺には 鴨妻呼ばひ 辺つ辺に あぢ群騒き ももしきの 大宮人の 退り出て 遊ぶ船には 楫棹も なくて寂しも 漕ぐ人なしに

amorituku
ame no kaguyama
kiri tatu
paru ni itareba
matukaze ni
ikenami tatite
sakurabana
ko no kuresige ni
okipe ni pa
kamo tuma yobapi
petupe ni
adi murasawagi
momosiki no
opomiyabito no
makaridete
asobu pune ni pa
kadisawo mo
nakute sabusi mo
kogu pito nasi ni
Descended from heaven is
Sacred Mount Kagu where
Mists arise
When the spring does come,
The wind through the pines
Raises waves from pond waters, and
Cherry blossom’s
Profusion shades the trees, while
Out in the offing,
Ducks call for a mate and
On the shore
Teals flock noisily;
Hundredfold,
The palace folk were wont to
Travel out
On pleasure boats, but
Oars and poles
Are there none—so sad—
For there’s not a soul to row them…

Uda-in uta’awase 3

Plum Blossom

Left (Win)

そきとほくさらにはいでてかづきてむめのはなびきてうちよせよなみ

soki tōku
sara ni wa idete
kazukitemu
me no ha nabikite
uchiyoseyo nami
In the utmost distance,
Already you emerge—
As I dive beneath the surface where
The seaweed fronds drift back and forth,
Draw closer, o, waves!

Tsurayuki
5

Right

かぜふかばいざうらごとにいでてみむめのはなびきてなみによるやと

kaze fukaba
iza uragoto ni
idete mimu
me no ha nabikite
nami ni yoru ya to
If the wind does blow,
I wonder, to every shore
Should I go out to see
The seaweed fronds drifting back and forth
As the waves draw near?

Sadafun
6