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MYS II: 143

Two poems composed by Naga no imiki Okimaro, grieving at the sight of the bound pine.

磐代の岸の松が枝結びけむ人は帰りてまた見けむかも

ipasiro no
kisi no matu ga e
musubikemu
pito pa kaperite
mata mikemu kamo
On Iwashiro’s
Shore, a pine’s branches
It seems he tied –
I wonder, will he return
And see them once more…

Naga no Okimaro
長意吉麻呂

KYS IV: 284

Composed on the conception of snow as part of a hundred poem sequence.

いかにせむ末の松山なみこさば峯の初雪きえもこそすれ

ika ni semu
suwe no matuyama
nami kosaba
mine no Fatuyuki
kie mo koso sure
What am I to do?
If upon the pine-clad peak of Sué
The waves should break,
The first snows upon the peak
Would vanish clear away!

Minister of the Treasury [Ōe no] Masafusa
大藏卿匡房

Shōji godo hyakushu 461

雲とづる松の枢に知らむ夜はひと声つくる鳥だにもなし

kumo tozuru
matsu no toboso ni
shiramu yo wa
hito koe tsukuru
tori dani mo nashi
Closed in with cloud
By my pinewood door
I know well this night
That to give a single chirp
There is not even one bird.

Fujiwara no Takazane
藤原隆実

Shōji godo hyakushu
正治後度百首
(1200)