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SKS X: 382

Composed by command on the topic of a distant view across the sea when His Majesty [Emperor Sutoku] was newly retired as emperor.

わたのはらこぎいでてみれば久方の雲井にまがふおきつしらなみ

wata no Fara
kogi’idedete mireba
Fisakata no
kumowi ni magaFu
oki tu siranami
When across the wide seascape
On rowing out I turn my gaze
The eternal
Clouds are tangled with
The whitecaps in the offing.[i]

The Former Chancellor and Palace Minister

Created with Soan.

[i] An allusive variation on Omuro gojisshu 601.

GSIS XVIII: 1063

Composed on the instructions of His Majesty, on the way back from Sumiyoshi, when he had accompanied him there in the Third Month, Enkyū 5 [April 1073].

おきつかぜふきにけらしな住吉の松のしづえをあらふしらなみ

okitsukaze
fukinikerashi na
sumiyoshi no
matsu no shizue o
arau shiranami
The wind in the offing
Is gusting, it seems, for
At Sumiyoshi
The pines’ low branches
Are washed by whitecaps.

Minister of Justice Tsunenobu

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?

Uda-in uta’awase 9

Lilac Daphne

Left (Tie)

かたをかにひのはなばなにみえつるはこのもかのもにたれかつけつる

kataoka ni
hi no hanabana ni
mietsuru wa
konomo kanomo ni
tare katsuketsuru
Upon the hillside
The fires as flowers
Do appear—
Here and there,
Who has kindled them?

Tsurayuki
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Right

わたつみのおきなかにひのはなれいでてもゆとみゆるはあまつほしかも

watatsumi no
oki naka ni hi no
hanare’idete
moyu to miyuru wa
ama tsu hoshi kamo
Across the broad sea sweep
Upon the offing, fires
In the distance
Burn it seems—
Stars within the heavens, perhaps…

Tomonori
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Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 87

Left

おもひ侘びけぶりは空に立ちぬれどわりなくもなき恋のしるしか

omoiwabi
keburi wa sora ni
tachinuredo
warinaku mo naki
koi no shirushi ka
Suffering from passion’s fire,
Smoke into the skies
Has risen, yet
Of a not unreasonable
Love is this a sign?

168

Right

人をおもふ心のおきは身をぞやく煙たつとは見えぬものから

hito o omou
kokoro no oki wa
mi o zo yaku
keburi tatsu to wa
mienu mono kara
Loving her
The coals within my heart
Do burn my flesh, though
Of smoke arising
Is there no sign at all…

169

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 8

Round Eight

Left

秋風の吹来る声はやまながらなみ立ちかへるおとぞきこゆる

akikaze no
fukikuru koe wa
yama nagara
nami tachikaeru
oto zo kikoyuru
The autumn breeze’s
Cry comes gusting;
And in the mountains,
The sound of waves washing back and forth
Comes to my ears.

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Right

すみの江の松を秋風吹くからにこゑうちそふる沖つ白なみ

suminoe no
matsu o akikaze
fuku kara ni
koe uchisouru
oki tsu shiranami
At Suminoe
The pines by the autumn breeze
Are blown, so
The sound lies atop
The whitecaps in the offing.

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