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KYS I: 57

Composed on blossom fallen on the water.

はなさそふあらしやみねをわたるらんさくらなみよるたにがはのみづ

Fana sasoFu
arasi ya mine wo
wataruran
sakuranami yoru
tanigaFa no midu
Enticing the blossom
Is it the storm wind upon the peak
That passes o’er
The cherry waves breaking
In the waters of a valley stream?

Lord Minamoto no Masakane

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KKS XII: 559

A poem from the Poetry Contest held by the Empress Dowager during the Reign of the Kanpyō Emperor.

住の江のきしによる波夜さへや夢のかよひ路人めよくらむ

suminoe no
kisi ni yoru nami
yoru saFe ya
yume no kayoFidi
Fitome yokuramu
On Suminoe’s
Shore break waves;
Even at night
Upon the path of dreams
Can we avoid others’ prying eyes?

Lord Fujiwara no Toshiyuki

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SKKS X: 945

Topic unknown.

かぜさむみ伊勢のはま荻分行けばころもかりがねなみになくなり

kaze samumi
ise no hama ogi
wakeyukeba
koromo kari ga ne
nami ni naku nari
The wind’s so chill, as
Through the silver grass upon the beach at Ise
I forge my way, that
I’d borrow a robe with goose cries
Sounding ‘cross the waves!

Former Middle Counsellor Masafusa

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Jidai fudō uta’awase 116

Round One Hundred and Sixteen

Left

ひとりぬる人やしるらん秋の夜をながしとたれか君につげつる

hitori nuru
hito ya shiruran
aki no yo o
nagashi to tareka
kimi ni tsugetsuru
Sleeping alone
I know it all too well—that
An autumn night is
Long to someone
You’ve been telling!

231[1]

Right

こふれどもみぬめの浦のうき枕なみにのみやは袖のぬれける

kouredomo
minume no ura no
ukimakura
nami ni nomi ya wa
sode no nurekeru
I love him, yet
Unnoticed at Minume shore
Drifting with a sorry pillow
By the waves, alone,
Are my sleeves left drenched?

232[2]


[1] Goshūishū XVI: 906: Around the time the Naka Chancellor had begun visiting her, on the morning following a night when he had failed to call, she composed this to say that this night’s dawn had been particularly hard to bear.

[2] This poem does not appear in any other collection in the canon.

SIS III: 171

For a folding screen, where people were relaxing at a house with a pond, on the night of the 15th of the Eighth Month.

水のおもにてる月なみをかぞふればこよひぞ秋のも中なりける

midu no omo ni
teru tukinami wo
kazoFureba
koyoFi zo aki no
monaka narikeru
Upon the water’s face
Shine waves of moonlight;
Counting reveals that
Tonight is autumn’s
Centrepoint!

Minamoto no Shitagō

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SKKS VI: 646

From the Hundred Poem Sequences presented for former Emperor Horikawa.

うらかぜに吹上のはまの浜千鳥浪たちくらし夜半になくなり

urakaze ni
fukiage no hama no
hamachidori
nami tachikurashi
yowa ni naku nari
Beach breezes
Blow up Fukiage shore, where
The plovers on the beach
As the waves break in the darkness,
Cry out with midnight.

Kii, from the Residence of Imperial Princess Sukeko

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SZS XIII: 793

Composed as a love poem, when he held a poetry match at his residence, when he was a Middle Captain.

わが恋はあまのかるもにみだれつつかわく間もなきなみのした草

wa ga koFi Fa
ama no karu mo ni
midaretutu
kawaku ma mo naki
nami no sitagusa
My love is as
The seaweed reaped by fisherfolk:
Ever confused, and
Dry for not a moment—
A grass growing ‘neath the waves.

Supernumerary Middle Counsellor Toshitada

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