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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 01

Spring

Ten Poems on the Second Month

Left

あをやぎのえだにかかれるはるさめはいともてぬけるたまかとぞみる

aoyagi no
eda ni kakareru
harusame wa
ito mo te nukeru
tama ka to zo miru
Upon the green willow
Branches hang
Spring raindrops—
As if each frond were hand-threaded
With gems do they appear.

Ise
1

Right

あさみどりそめてみだれるあをやぎのいとをばはるのかぜやよるらむ

asamidori
somete midareru
aoyagi no
ito oba haru no
kaze ya yoruramu
Pale green
Dyes the tangled
Willow
Fronds—do spring’s
Breeze they seem to beckon?

Korenori
2

I’d say both of these are good—a tie.

Uda-in uta’awase 12

Regretting the Day of the Rat

Left

むねのひををしもぬかねばみだれおつるなみだのたまにかつぞけちつる

mune no hi o
o shimo nukaneba
midare’otsuru
namida no tama ni
katsu zo kechitsuru
The fire within my breast
Will not thread upon a string, but
My disorderly dripping
Gemstone tears will
Yet extinguish it.

Tsurayuki
23

Right (Win)

くらきよにともすほたるのむねのひををしもとけたるたまかとぞ見る

kuraki yo ni
tomosu hotaru no
mune no hi o
o shimo toketaru
tama ka zo zo miru
On a night so dark,
The kindled fireflies of
The fire within my breast;
Loosened from their string
As scattered gemstones they appear.

Tadamine
24

Uda-in uta’awase 11

Wisteria

Left (Win)

おくつゆのひかりてたまぞみえまがふちのはながらにきえずもあらなむ

oku tsuyu no
hikarite tama zo
miemagau
chi no ha nagara ni
kiezu mo aranamu
The fallen dewdrops
Shine like gems
Within my sight;
From the budding leaves
I would they vanished not!

21

Right

あまつそらてりみくもりみゆくつきのふちのはなどはさやけかるらん

ama tsu sora
terimi kumorimi
yuku tsuki no
fuchi no ha nado wa
sayakekaruran
Through the heaven-bound skies
Shining, then clouding,
Goes the moon, so
Why, by this deep pool’s edge
Should it show so clear?

Fukayabu
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Uda-in uta’awase 7

Kerria

Left

はなをらでわれぞややまふきのはなるつゆをたまにてけたじとおもへば

hana orade
ware zo ya yamau
ki no ha naru
tsuyu o tama nite
ketaji to omoeba
Leave the blossom unplucked, and
As it is, I will, that
From the tree’s leaves
The dewdrop gems
Will not disappear, or so I wish…

Sadafun

13

Right (Win)

いづこともわかずはるさめふりやまふきのはなべてももえにけるかな

izuko to mo
wakazu harusame
furiyamau
ki no ha nabete mo
moenikeru kana
Everywhere
Without exception, springtime showers
Have ceased to fall, so
All the leaves upon the trees
Have budded!

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