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SKKS X: 945

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かぜさむみ伊勢のはま荻分行けばころもかりがねなみになくなり

kaze samumi
ise no hama ogi
wakeyukeba
koromo kari ga ne
nami ni naku nari
The wind’s so chill, as
Through the silver grass upon the beach at Ise
I forge my way, that
I’d borrow a robe with goose cries
Sounding ‘cross the waves!

Former Middle Counsellor Masafusa

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

Jidai fudō uta’awase 116

Round One Hundred and Sixteen

Left

ひとりぬる人やしるらん秋の夜をながしとたれか君につげつる

hitori nuru
hito ya shiruran
aki no yo o
nagashi to tareka
kimi ni tsugetsuru
Sleeping alone
I know it all too well—that
An autumn night is
Long to someone
You’ve been telling!

231[1]

Right

こふれどもみぬめの浦のうき枕なみにのみやは袖のぬれける

kouredomo
minume no ura no
ukimakura
nami ni nomi ya wa
sode no nurekeru
I love him, yet
Unnoticed at Minume shore
Drifting with a sorry pillow
By the waves, alone,
Are my sleeves left drenched?

232[2]


[1] Goshūishū XVI: 906: Around the time the Naka Chancellor had begun visiting her, on the morning following a night when he had failed to call, she composed this to say that this night’s dawn had been particularly hard to bear.

[2] This poem does not appear in any other collection in the canon.

SKKS VI: 646

From the Hundred Poem Sequences presented for former Emperor Horikawa.

うらかぜに吹上のはまの浜千鳥浪たちくらし夜半になくなり

urakaze ni
fukiage no hama no
hamachidori
nami tachikurashi
yowa ni naku nari
Beach breezes
Blow up Fukiage shore, where
The plovers on the beach
As the waves break in the darkness,
Cry out with midnight.

Kii, from the Residence of Imperial Princess Sukeko

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

SZS XIII: 793

Composed as a love poem, when he held a poetry match at his residence, when he was a Middle Captain.

わが恋はあまのかるもにみだれつつかわく間もなきなみのした草

wa ga koFi Fa
ama no karu mo ni
midaretutu
kawaku ma mo naki
nami no sitagusa
My love is as
The seaweed reaped by fisherfolk:
Ever confused, and
Dry for not a moment—
A grass growing ‘neath the waves.

Supernumerary Middle Counsellor Toshitada

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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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?’