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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

Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 11

Love without meeting

Left (Win)

あふことのかたきしなればしらなみのたちよるかずはわれのみぞしる

au koto no
katakishi nareba
shiranami no
tachiyoru kazu wa
ware nomi zo shiru
Meeting you is
A distant cliff, so
The whitecaps’
Numbers breaking there
I alone do know.

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Right

あはむとはおもひわたれどふじかはのすまずはつひにかげもみえじを

awamu to wa
omoi wataredo
fujikawa no
sumazu wa tsui ni
kage mo mieji o
To meet her
Passionately did I cross, yet
The Fuji River
Was so clouded that at the last
Her shape I could not see at all…

Mitsune
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Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 73

Left

浦ちかくふり来る雪は白波の末の松山こすかとぞ見る

ura chikaku
furikuru yuki wa
shiranami no
sue no matsuyama
kosu ka to zo miru
Close by the shore
The snow floats in;
“Would the whitecaps,
Over Sue-no-Matsuyama
Break?” come to mind.[1]

Okikaze
143[2]

Right Some texts of the contest have no surviving poem for the Right this round, while some others repeat poem No. 122.


[1] A reference to: 君をおきてあだし心を我がもたば末の松山波もこえなん kimi o okite / adashi kokoro o / wa ga motaba / sue no matsuyama / nami mo koenan ‘To abandon you / An inconstant heart / Would I have, but sooner / Over Sue-no-Matsuyama / Would waves break!’ Anonymous (Kokinshū XX: 1093).

[2] Kokinshū VI: 326/Shūishū IV: 239, attributed to Hitomaro/Kokin rokujō I: 717.

Kanpyō no ōntoki kisai no miya uta’awase 49

Left

ちらねどもかねてぞをしき紅葉ばは今はかぎりの色とみつれば

chiranedomo
kanete zo oshiki
momijiba wa
ima wa kagiri no
iro to mitsureba
Not fallen yet
Even now is there something to regret
In the scarlet autumn leaves,
For already the utmost of
Their hues do I see, so…

96[1]

Right

白波に秋の木のはのうかべるはあまのながせる舟かとぞ見る

shiranami ni
aki no ko no ha no
ukaberu o
ama no nagaseru
fune ka to zo miru
Atop the whitecaps
Autumn leaves
Float as
Divers’ drifting
Boats seeming.

97[2]


[1] Kokinshū V: 264/Shinsen man’yōshū 105.

[2] Kokinshū V: 301, attributed to Fujiwara no Okikaze/Kokin rokujō III: 1825, attributed to Kiyowara no Fukayabu.

Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 15

Round Fifteen

Left

逢ふ事のかたきしなれば白波の立ちよる数はわれのみぞしる

au koto no
katakishi nareba
shiranami no
tachiyoru kazu wa
ware nomi zo shiru
Meeting you is
A distant cliff, so
The whitecaps’
Numbers breaking there
I alone do know.

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Right

佗びぬればしひてわすれんとおもへども心よわくも落つるなみだか

wabinureba
shiite wasuren to
omoedomo
kokoro yowaku mo
otsuru namida ka
I suffer, so
I’ll make myself forget,
I think, yet
Is it my fragile heart that
Drips with tears?

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Kanpyō no ōntoki chūgū uta’awase 13

Round Thirteen

Left

うらちかくふりくる雪はしら波のすゑの松山こすかとぞみる

ura chikaku
furikuru yuki wa
shiranami no
sue no matsuyama
kosu ka to zo miru
Close by the beach
The snow comes falling upon
The whitecaps—that
The pine-topped peak of Sue
The might o’ercome it does appear!

Fujiwara no Okikaze
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Right

みよしのの山の白雪つもるらしふる里さむく成りまさるなり

miyoshino no
yama no shirayuki
tsumorurashi
furusato samuku
narimasaru nari
On fair Yoshino
Mountain white snow fall
Drifts high, it seems,
For in this ancient place the chill
Grows ever stronger.

Sakanoue no Korenori
25[1]


[1] Kokinshū VI: 325: Composed at the place he was staying when he had gone to the Nara capital.

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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Koresada shinnō-ke uta’awase 18

よもぎふに露のおきしくあきのよはひとりぬるみもそでぞぬれける

yomogyū ni
tsuyu no okishiku
aki no yo wa
hitori nuru mi mo
sode zo nurekeru
Upon the mugwort
The dew falls, scattered
On an autumn night;
Sleeping alone, my
Sleeves are drenched, indeed!

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あしひきの山べによするしらなみはくれなゐふかくあきぞ見えける

ashihiki no
yamabe ni yosuru
shiranami wa
kurenai fukaku
aki zo miekeru
Upon the leg-wearying
Mountain meadows break
The whitecaps;
A deeper scarlet
Does autumn reveal.

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