Tag Archives: yuki

MYS XIX: 4232

A poem by Kamō, the dancing girl.

雪嶋 巌尓殖有 奈泥之故波 千世尓開奴可 君之挿頭

ゆきのしま いはほにうゑたる なでしこは ちよにさかぬか きみがかざしに

yuki no sima
ipapo ni uwetaru
nadesiko pa
tiyo ni sakanu ka
kimi ga kazasi ni
Snow lies heavy on the garden’s
Rocks where grow
The pinks:
O, won’t you bloom a thousand years?
That my Lord may wear you in his hair…

SZS I: 3

Composed on the conception of the beginning of spring, when she presented a hundred poem sequence.

雪ふかきいはのかけみち跡たゆるよしののさとも春はきにけり

yuki Fukaki
iFa no kakemiti
ato tayuru
yosino no sato mo
Faru Fa kinikeri
Where snow lay deep
Across the rocks, upon the path of boards,
Footprints are fading—
At the Yoshino estate
Spring has arrived!

Taikenmon’in no Horikawa

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

GSS I: 19

From among twenty poems he presented to a certain Chamberlain, wishing His Majesty to see them, during the same reign when he was serving in the Banqueting Section of the Royal Table Office and grieving that he was falling into obscurity.

いづことも春のひかりはわかなくにまだみよしのの山は雪ふる

iduko tomo
Faru no Fikari Fa
wakanaku ni
mada miyosino no
yama Fa yuki Furu
Everywhere should fall
The light of spring
Without exception, yet
Still in fair Yoshino’s
Mountains snow is falling.

Mitsune

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

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.