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SKKS X: 929

Composed on the conception of snow at one’s lodgings when travelling.

松がねにをばなかりしきよもすがらかたしく袖に雪はふりつつ

matsu ga ne ni
obana karishiki
yo mo sugara
katashiku sode ni
yuki wa furitsutsu
Upon the pine tree’s roots
Reaped silver grass I’ve spread, and
All through the night
Atop my single spread sleeves
The snow is ever falling…

Master of the Palace Repairs Office Akisue

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

Teiji-in uta’awase 07

Left (Win)

さくらちるこのしたかぜはさむからでそらにしられぬゆきぞふりける

sakura chiru
ko no shitakaze wa
samukarade
sora ni shirarenu
yuki zo furikeru
The cherry scattering
Breeze beneath the trees
Lacks chill—
Unaware from within the skies
The snow is falling.

Tsurayuki

13[i]

Right

わがこころはるのやまべにあくがれてながながしひをけふもくらしつ

wa ga kokoro
haru no yamabe ni
akugarete
naganagashi hi o
kyō mo kurashitsu
My heart to
The mountainside in springtime
Is drawn—
The long, long day
Today, too, has reached its dusk.

Mitsune

14[ii]

The Left wins. ‘The Right has “long, long” which is a disagreeable word. It was hissed through pursed lips with drooping shoulders,’ and so it lost.


[i] This poem is included in Shūishū (I: 64), with the headnote, ‘From Former Emperor Uda’s Poetry Contest’.

[ii] This poem is included in Shinkokinshū (I: 81), attributed to Tsurayuki with the headnote ‘A poem from Former Emperor Uda’s Poetry Contest’.

Sahyōe no suke sadafumi uta’awase 1

Left

Mibu no TadamineAriwara no MotokataTaira no Sadafun

Right

Sakanoue no KorenoriKi no TsurayukiŌshikōchi no Mitsune

The Beginning of Spring

Left (Tie)

はるたつといふばかりにやみよしののやまもかすみてけさはみゆらむ

haru tatsu to
iu bakari ni ya
miyoshino no
yama mo kasumite
kesa wa miyuramu
Spring is here
They simply say, but
Is fair Yoshino
Mountain, too, all hazed
In view this morning, I wonder?

Tadamine
1

Right

はるたちてなほふるゆきはむめのはなさくほどもなくちるかとぞみる

haru tachite
nao furu yuki wa
mume no hana
saku hodo mo naku
chiru ka to zo miru
Spring is here, yet
Still the snow falls—does, as
Plum blossoms’
Brief flowering then
Scattering, it truly seem?

Mitsune
2