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GSIS IX: 503

On seeing fisherfolk burning salt when he was on the road to Kumano, and felt particularly unwell.

旅の空夜半のけぶりとのぼりなばあまのもしほ火たくかとやみん

tabi no sora
yowa no keburi to
noborinaba
ama no mosiobi
taku ka to ya min
Should into my travel’s skies
One night as smoke
I rise,
The fisherfolk seaweed salt fires
Kindling—would it appear so, I wonder?

Former Emperor Kazan

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
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SCSS XIII: 830

When the Gokyōgoku Regent ordered her to produce a hundred poem sequence.

雲となり雨となりても身にそはばむなしき空をかたみとやみん

kumo to nari
ame to narite mo
mi ni sowaba
munashiki sora o
katami to ya min
Even should you become a cloud, and
Then become raindrops
Falling on my flesh, then
Would the vacant skies
I see as a keepsake, perhaps?

Kojijū

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SZS XIV: 873

Composed on the conception of secret love, when His Majesty’s gentlemen presented hundred poem sequences during the reign of former emperor Nijō.

月待つと人にはいひてながむればなぐさめがたきゆふぐれの空

tsuki matsu to
hito ni wa iite
nagamureba
nagusamegatai
yūgure no sora
‘I’m waiting for the moon,’
I say to folk, but
Gazing out,
I find no consolation in
The twilight skies.

Minister of Justice Norikane

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SKKS IV: 400

On the autumn moon by the sea, for the poetry match held at the Poetry Office on the night of the Fifteenth of the Eighth Month.

わすれじな難波の秋の夜半の空ことうらにすむ月はみるとも

wasureji na
naniwa no aki no
yowa no sora
koto’ura ni sumu
tsuki wa miru tomo
Never would I forget
Naniwa’s autumn
Midnight skies, though
Clear above another distant bay
The moon I see…

Gishūmon’in no Tango

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SKS X: 381

Composed and sent to Master of the Right Capital Office Akisuke when he was Governor of Ōmi, to remark on his travelling to a distant district.

おもひかねそなたの空をながむればただ山のはにかかるしら雲

omoFikane
sonata no sora wo
nagamureba
tada yama no Fa ni
kakaru sirakumo
Unbearable is my heart’s pain—
Upon the distant skies
I gaze, but
Simply upon the mountains’ edge
Cling clouds of white.[i]

The Former Chancellor and Palace Minister

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[i] An allusive variation on Rinkashū 205.