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Biographies: <http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/teika.shtml>, [Wikipedia](!Wikipedia "Fujiwara no Teika")
koyoi bakari ya
makura sadamenu; tanomekoshi
yume no tadachi wa
utsutsu nite
If only for this one night,
let us share a pillow.
Till now I relied
on the straight path of my dreams
as reality.
pg203, Carter
kesa mo izuru
nono no yamabito; chihayaburu
kamo no miare no
michinobe ni
This morning again they emerge -
the mountain folk of Ono.
From mighty Kamo,
the Miare Procession
going down the road.
pg202, Carter
kikiokishi
kore ya ikoma no
mine nara; yuki to mietaru
hana no hayashi wa
So, this is what
I have heard about - the peak
of Ikoma Mountain.
What had looked to me like snow -
it was a grove of blossoms!
pg202, Carter
hosanu magaki no
fuyu no shirigiku; hatsushigure
haruru hikage mo
kurehatete
Near the bamboo fence,
white winter chrysanthemums.
Season's first showers
clear - though by then the sunshine
has faded away.
pg202, Carter
waga mi yo ni
furu to mo nashi no
nagame shite
iku harukaze ni
hana no chiruran
While I gazed out,
barely conscious that I too
was growing old,
how many times have blossoms
scattered on the spring wind?
pg201-202, Carter
maneku tote
kusa no tamoto no
kai mo araji
towarenu sato no
furuki magaki wa
Wave though they may,
those sleeve-like plumes of grass
can do no good -
at a house no one visits,
by an old bamboo fence.
pg201, Carter
yo to tomo ni
fukiage no hama no
shiokaze ni
nabiku masago no
kudakete zo omou
Age after age
the sea breeze on the beach
at Windblown Strand
has dashed sand against the shore
to be shattered - like my heart.
pg 201, Carter
kino kyo
kumo no hatate ni
nagamu tote
mi mo senu hito no
omoi ya wa shiru
Yesterday, today,
I have spent gazing afar
at banners of cloud;
but how can one I've never met
know I was thinking of her?
pg201, Carter
shirotae no
sode no wakare ni
tsuyu ochite
mi ni shimu iro no
akikaze zo fuku
When we parted,
dewdrops fell down on my sleeves
of pure white hemp -
your coldness harsh as the hue
of the piercing autumn wind.
pg199, Carter
kaerusa no
mono to ya hito no
nagamuran
matsu yo nagara no
ariake no tsuki
After his tryst,
he too may be looking up
on his way back home -
while for me a night of waiting
ends with the dawn moon.
pg198-199, Carter
tabibito no
sode fukikaesu
akikaze ni
yube sabishiki
yama no kakehashi
With the autumn wind
turning back the flowing sleeves
of a traveler,
how lonely in evening light
is the bridge above the gorge!
pg198, Carter
ozora wa
mume no nioi ni
kasumitsutsu
kumori mo hatenu
haru no yo no tsuki
Through the wide heavens
the scent of plum blossoms moves
like a spreading haze;
but still not clouded over
is the moon of this spring night.
pg196, Carter
mume no hana
nioi o utsusu
sode no ue ni
noki moru tsuki no
kage zo arasou
Blossoms of plum
perfume my sleeves with their scent,
vying there for space
with shafts of sparkling moonlight
spilling down through the eaves.
pg196-196, Carter
shimo mayou
sora ni shioreshi
karigane no
kaeru tsubasa ni
harusame zo furu
Weary wild geese who came
through skies once chilled by frost
now head back north -
and on their departing wings
fall the soft rains of spring.
pg197, Carter
kasumi ka wa
hana uguisu ni
tojiarete
haru ni komoteru
yado no akebono
Only the haze?
No, by blossoms and warblers
it is held fast -
as I too am bound by spring
in my house, at break of day.
pg195, Carter
hitotose o
nagametsukuseru
asatoide ni
usuyuki koru
sabishisa no hate
After a full year
of gazing out, one morning
I open my door -
to a thin snowfall, frozen -
the far edge of loneliness.
pg195, Carter
yasurai ni
idenishi mama no
tsuki no kage
waga namida nomi
sode ni matedomo
He seemed reluctant
to take his leave of me then,
in the same moonlight
that shines in tears on these sleeves,
still awaiting his return.
pg196, Carter
shinobe to ya
shiranu mukashi no
aki o hete
onaji katami ni
nokoru tsukikage
"Think of the past!" -
so the moonlight seems to say,
itself a remnant
of autumns long since gone,
that I could never know.
Carter, pg 194
maboroshi yo
yume to mo iwaji
yo no naka wa
kakute kikimiru
hakanasa zo kore
An apparition!
Don't even call it a dream.
In this world of ours,
what we hear about, what see
as transience - this is it#!
Carter, pg 195
toshi furedo
kokoro no haru wa
yoso nagara
nagamenarenuru
akebono no sora
Another year gone by
And still no spring warms my heart,
It's nothing to me
But now I am accustomed
To stare at the sky at dawn.
pg 663 of Keene 1999 Keene, Donald (1999), Seeds in the Heart: Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century, Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-231-11441-9
Kimi ga yo ni
Kasumi o wakeshi
Ashitazu no
Sara ni sawabe no
Ne o ya nakubeki.
In our Lord's gracious reign,
Will I still have cause to cry aloud
As cries the crane
That now stalks desolate in reedy marshes
Far from its former cloudland of spring haze?
pg 97 of Brower 1978 Brower, Robert H. (1978), Translation of Fujiwara Teika's Hundred-Poem Sequence of the Shoji Era, 1200, Sophia University, ASIN B0006E39K8
Ashitazu no
Kumoji mayoishi
Toshi kurete
Kasumi o sae ya
Hedatehatsubeki
Now that the year
Has closed in which it lost its way
Upon the cloudland path,
Must the crane still be kept apart
Even from the haze of a new spring?
pg 46 of Brower 1972
Michinobe no
Nohara no yanagi
Shitamoenu
Aware nageki no
Keburikurabe.
Under the willows
In the field by the roadside
The young sprouts burgeon
In competition as to which,
Alas, has most to bewail.
pg 100, Keene 1989; from a palace competition, 13th day, 2nd month, 1220
高砂の 
松とみやこに
ことづてよ
をのへのさくら
いまさかり也
Takasago no
Matsu to miyako ni
Kotozute yo
Onoe no sakura
Ima sakari nari.
Tell it in the capital:
That like the steadfast pine trees
On Takasago's sands,
At Onoe, the cherries on the hills
yet wait in the fullness of their bloom.
pg 47 of Brower 1978
しかばかり
契りし中も
かはりける
此世に人を
たのみけるかな
Shika bakari
Chigirishi naka mo
Kawarikeru
Kono yo ni hito o
Tanomikeru kana.
So strong were
Our pledges, yet between us
All has changed;
In this world, in her
Did I put my trust...
pg 81 of Brower 1978?
# Senzaiwakashû
7th imperial collection, edited by Teika's father, Shunzei
http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/senzaishu.shtml
<http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/teika.shtml>
sigure yuku
yomo no kozuwe no
iro yori mo
aki Fa yuFube no
kaFaru narikeri
Touched by drizzling rain,
All around, the treetops
With their colours say
Autumn in evening is
A time of change, indeed.
SZS V: 355 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1071.shtml
Fuyu kite Fa
Fito yo Futa yo wo
tamasasa no
Fawake no simo no
tokoro seki made
Since Winter's coming-
In but a single night or maybe two-
Upon the bamboo grass
Leaves, the frost
Has left no gap at all.
SZS VI: 400 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1074.shtml
sigureturu
maya no nokiba no
Fodo naki ni
yagate sasi'iru
tuki no kage kana
Fallen rain dripping
From the leaning eaves
So shallow that
Swiftly in pours
The moonlight.
SZS V: 414 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1075.shtml
wakarete mo
kokoro Fedatu na
tabigoromo
ikuwe kasanaru
yamadi naritomo
We may part, yet
Let us not be strangers;
Journey clothes
Place layer on layer,
Though mountain paths lie in-between.
SZS VII: 497 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1081.shtml
sika bakari
tigirisi naka mo
kaFarikeru
kono yo ni Fito wo
tanomikeru kana
So strong were
Our pledges, yet between us
All has changed;
In this world, in her
Did I put my trust...
SZS XV: 951 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1113.shtml
# Roppyaku-ban Uta Awase
1193, Fujiwara Yoshitsune, 'Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds'
participants: http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/roppart.shtml
haru kureba
hoshi no kurai ni
kage miete
kumoi no hashi ni
izuru taoyame
When spring is come
A sprinkling of star
Light seems
Upon the walkways of the cloud-borne palace
To emerge: gentle maidens.
RPBU 7 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka2935.shtml
kasumi aezu
nao furu yuki ni
sora tojite
haru monofukaki
uzumibi no moto
No trace of haze and
Still the falling snow
Seals the sky;
Spring lies deep
Amongst the buried embers.
RPBU 19 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka2947.shtml
kôri i
shimizu no shiranami
tachikaeri
harukaze shiruki
ike no omo kana
To the iced
Clear waters waves of white
Return again;
Spring’s breezes well know
This mere’s face.
RPBU 27 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka2955.shtml
# Shin Kokin Wakashū
http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/shinkokinshu.shtml
Teika was the main editor of the celebrated imperial anthology, _[Shin Kokin Wakashū](!Wikipedia)_, and 46 of his poems were included (a modest sum, since the top contributor was [Saigyō](!Wikipedia) with more than twice as much, 94). The full Japanese text is available: http://etext.virginia.edu/japanese/shinkokinshu/AnoShin.html
haru no yo no
yume no uki hashi
todaeshite
mine ni wakaruru
yokogumo no sora
A Spring night’s
Floating bridge of dreams
Is broken -
Split by the peaks,
The long clouds trail across the sky.
SKKS I: 38 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1139.shtml
On this spring night
my floating bridge of dreams
has broken away;
and lifting off a far peak -
a cloudbank trailing in the sky.
pg 196, Carter
ôzora wa
mume no nioi ni
kasumitsutsu
kumori mo hatenu
haru no yo no tsuki
In the firmament
The scent of plum
Is in the spreading haze;
The clouds have yet to cover
The moon on this spring night.
SKKS I: 40 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1140.shtml
mume no hana
nioi o utsusu
sode no ue ni
noki moru tsuki no
kage zo arasou
The plum blossoms’
Scent moves
Over my sleeves-
Flooding ’neath the eaves the moon
Light is not to be outdone.
SKKS I: 44 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1141.shtml
shimo mayou
sora ni shioreshi
kari ga ne no
kaeru tsubasa ni
harusame zo furu
Wracked by frosts,
The skies, where drenched
The geese, calling,
Homeward bound, wingbeats
Stirring Spring rains’ fall.
SKKS I: 63 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1146.shtml
shira kumo no
haru wa kasanete
tatsuta yama
ogura no mine ni
hana niourashi
The white clouds of Spring
Have covered o’er
Mount Tatsuta-
And on the peak of Ogura
The blossom is in full flower, it seems
SKKS I: 91 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1153.shtml
sakura iro no
niwa no haru kaze
ato mo nashi
towaba zo hito no
yuki to dani min
Upon the palest pink hues
Of my garden, Spring breezes
Leave no mark;
Were you to come a’calling, a singular
Snow is what you'd see.
SKKS I: 134 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1160.shtml
miwataseba
hana mo momiji mo
nakarikeri
ura no tomaya no
aki no yûgure
As I gaze out,
Neither blossom nor Autumn leaves
Are here;
In a beachfront hut
On an Autumn evening.
SKKS IV: 363 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1234.shtml
toki wakanu
nami sae iro ni
izumigawa
hahaso no mori ni
arashi fukurashi
Untouched by changing seasons are
The waves, yet have they taken colour,
On Izumi river;
In the oak groves
Storms rage through, it seems.
SKKS V: 532 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1244.shtml
On her mat of straw,
she waits as the autumn wind
deepens the night,
spreading moonlight for her robe -
the Maiden of Uji River.
pg 198, Carter
Samushiro ya
matsu yo no aki no
kaze fukete
tsuki wo katashiku
uji no hashihime
How cold!
waiting out the autumn’s weary night
deepening as the wind blows
she spreads out the moon’s light
the Princess of Uji Bridge.
Teika SKKS 4:420
Bialock 205 *{{citation|last = Bialock|first = David T.|year = 1994|title = Voice, Text, and the Question of Poetic Borrowing in Late Classical Japanese Poetry|periodical = [[Harvard Periodical of Asiatic Studies]]|volume = 54|pages = 181–231|jstor =2719391|doi = 10.2307/2719391|issue = 1|publisher = Harvard-Yenching Institute }}
alternate translation from http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1236.shtml
samushiro ya
matsu yo no aki no
kaze fukete
tsuki o katashiku
uji no hashihime
Chill, this thin straw mat;
Awaiting through the night as the Autumn
Wind blows stronger,
Moonlight falling all around,
My maid at Uji Bridge.
koma tomete
sode uchiharau
kage mo nashi
sano no watari no
yuki no yugure
Halting my mount
To brush clear my sleeves,
I cast no shadow
At the ford of Sano,
Snow falling in the evening.
SKKS VI: 671 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1262.shtml
No shelter in sight
to give my pony a rest
and brush off my sleeves -
in the fields around Sano Ford
on a snowy evening.
pg198, Carter
matsu hito no
fumoto no michi wa
taenuran
nokiba no sugi ni
yuki o moru nari
Awaiting one whose
Path among the foothills
Has vanished, I think;
The cedar by my eaves
Is buried deep in snow.
SKKS VI: 672 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1263.shtml
wa ga michi o
mamoraba kimi o
mamoruran
yowai wa yuzure
sumiyoshi no matsu
If my path
They ward, my Lord
They will protect, I’m sure;
And give age as theirs’,
The pines of Sumiyoshi.
SKKS VII: 739 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1279.shtml
tamayura no
tsuyu mo namida mo
todomarazu
nakibito koru
yado no aki kaze
Fleeting, indeed, are
Dew and tear drops, both
Unceasing;
She loved
This house, where Autumn winds blow now.
SKKS VIII: 788 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1290.shtml
wasuru na yo
yadoru tamoto wa
kawaru tomo
katami ni shiboru
yowa no tsuki kage
Do not forget!
The sleeves they rest upon
May change, yet
'Tis rembrance you’ll wring out
With this night’s moonlight.
SKKS IX: 891 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1327.shtml
izuku ni ka
koyoi wa yado o
kari koromo
hi mo yûgure no
mine no arashi ni
Where, indeed,
On this night lodging
Might I find; my hunting robes
Sash tightening; with the evening sun
Storm winds come from the peak.
SKKS X: 952 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1346.shtml
tabibito no
sode fukikaesu
aki kaze ni
yû hi sabishiki
yama no kakehashi
A traveller’s
Sleeves flutter
In the Autumn wind;
How lonely is the evening sun
A brief bridge between the mountains
SKKS X: 953 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1347.shtml
nabikaji na
ama no moshiobi
takisomete
keburi wa sora ni
kuyuri wabu tomo
Not flaring at all,
The fisher-folks’ sea-salt fires
Have only just ignited;
The smoke into the sky
Has yet to drift, but...
SKKS XI: 1082 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1371.shtml
suma no ama no
sode ni fukikosu
shiokaze no
naru to wa suredo
te ni mo tamarazu
At Suma the fisher-folks’
Sleeves get blown about by
The incoming tide’s winds:
Familiar it is, indeed, yet
I cannot grasp it in my hand.
SKKS XII: 1117 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1380.shtml
toko no shimo
makura no kôri
kie wabinu
musubi mo okanu
hito no chigiri ni
With frostfall upon my bed,
The ice upon my pillow
Cannot melt away-I lack the strength to die-
Leaving unfulfilled
The vow I made to you.
SKKS XII: 1137 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1384.shtml
toshi mo henu
inoru chigiri wa
hatsuse yama
onoe no kane no
yoso no yûgure
The years have passed, and
For love did I plight my troth, yet
From Mount Hatsuse's
Peak the bell tolls
A distant toll this evening.
SKKS XII: 1142 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1387.shtml
The years have gone by
with my prayers unanswered -
as Hase Temple's bell
signals evening from the peaks,
sounding somehow far away.
SKKS XII: 1143 'Love' _Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen monk Shōtetsu_; trans. Steven D. Carter, ISBN 0-231-10576-2; also included pg198 of Carter
ajikinaku
tsuraki arashi no
koe mo ushi
nado yûgure ni
machi naraiken
’Tis pointless-
The bitter storm wind's
Roar, too, is cruel;
Why, in the evenings,
Am I so used to waiting?
SKKS XIII: 1196 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1401.shtml
kaeru sa no
mono to ya hito no
nagakuran
matsu yo nagara no
ariake no tsuki
’Tis time to be homeward bound;
Does he
See it, I wonder?
Having waited through the night,
The moon at dawn...
SKKS XIII: 1206 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1407.shtml
matsuyama to
chigirishi hito wa
tsurenakute
sode kosu nami ni
nokoru tsuki kage
“As the pine-mantled peak,”
We vowed and yet
She has grown cold;
The waves breaking on my sleeves
Reflect the moonlight.
SKKS XIV: 1284 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1419.shtml
wasurezu wa
nareshi sode mo ya
koruran
nenu yo no toko no
shimo no samushiro
Had she not forgotten me,
Would my sleeves be so used
To freezing, I wonder?
In bed on a sleepless night,
Frost falling on my meagre mat.
SKKS XIV: 1291 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1421.shtml
kiewabinu
utsurou hito no
aki no iro ni
mi o kogarashi no
mori no shiratsuyu
I am too grieved to die!
My fickle love showed me
She’d had enough with Autumn’s colours;
Now, I yearn for her as the bitter wind
Drenches the forest with silven dewfall.
SKKS XIV: 1320 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1426.shtml
musebu tomo
shiraji na kokoro
kawaraya ni
ware nomi ketanu
shita no keburi wa
I may be choked, yet
You know it not, I think; my heart’s
Unchanged-at the tiler’s hut
I alone would vanish
’ Neath the smoke.
SKKS XIV: 1324 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1427.shtml
tazune miru
tsuraki kokoro no
oku no umi
yoshioi no kata no
iukai mo nashi
Should I seek out love
Within her cold heart’s
Depths-as at the sea by Michinoku
In the tidal inlets
There are no shellfish-’twould be pointless
SKKS XIV: 1332 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1431.shtml
shirotae no
sode no wakare ni
tsuyu ochite
mi ni shimu iro no
aki kaze zo fuku
White mulberry cloth,
My sleeves, on parting
Are splashed with dew,
Staining my breast, this hue
Is carried on the gusting autumn wind
SKKS XV: 1336 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1434.shtml
kakiyarishi
sono kurokami no
suji goto ni
uchifusu hodo wa
omokage zo tatsu
I gently smoothed
Those raven tresses
Strand by strand; now
As I lie down
Her face floats before me.
SKKS XV: 1390 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1446.shtml
Those long black tresses
that I roughly pushed aside:
now strand upon strand
they rise in my mind's eye
each night as I lie down.
Unknown?
Those long black tresses
that I roughly pushed aside:
now strand upon strand
they rise in my mind's eye
each night as I lie down.
pg200, Carter
ama no hara
omoeba kawaru
iro mo nashi
aki koso tsuki no
hikari narikere
If you think on it,
you can see no change in color
on Heaven's High Plain:
autumn is not in the sky
but in the light of the moon.
pg200, Carter
koishinanu
mi no okotari zo
toshi henuru
araba au yo no
kokorozuyosa ni
With me unresolved
to die of the love I feel,
the years have gone by -
my heart strengthened by the thought
that, living, I may see him again.
pg200, Carter
haru o hete
miyuki ni naruru
hana no kage
furiyuku mi o mo
aware to ya omou
Spring passes and
The royal visit's here-a blizzard
Of blossom shading,
Falling-and me ageing-
Do you think of me kindly?
SKKS XVI: 1455 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1459.shtml
moshio kumu
sode no tsuki kage
onozu kara
yoso ni akasanu
suma no urabito
Scooping seaweed-salt,
The moonlight on my sleeves
Naturally
Does not brighten the distant
Folk on Suma beach.
SKKS XVI: 1557 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1481.shtml
saga no yama
chi yo no furu michi
ato tomete
mata tsuyu wakuru
mochizuki no koma
On the mount of Saga
For a thousand generations the ancient ways
Have left their mark,
Once more forging through the dew comes
A mount from Mochizuki.
SKKS XVII: 1646 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1505.shtml
wakuraba ni
towareshi hito mo
mukashi nite
sore yori niwa no
ato wa taeniki
But rarely
Did he visit-now
'Tis all in the past, and
Since then in the garden
Every single trace has gone.
SKKS XVII: 1686 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1516.shtml
ôyodo no
ura ni karihosu
mirume dani
kasumi ni taete
kaeru kari ga ne
On Ôyodo
Beach, laid out to dry is
The algae-just a glimpse, as
Obscured by the haze
The geese call, homeward bound.
SKKS XVIII: 1725 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1517.shtml
kimi ga yo ni
awazu wa nani o
tama no o no
nagaku tomade wa
oshimareji mi o
If with your reign
I am not to meet, for what should
My jewelled belt of life
Stretch on and on,
Without a care?
SKKS XVIII: 1759 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1522.shtml
chigiri arite
kyô miyagawa no
yû kazura
nagaki yo made mo
kakete tanoman
It must be fate-
On this day by the sacred river's
Barken garlands,
'For as long as they should
Hang there,' is my plea.
SKKS XIX: 1872 http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/waka1544.shtml
# Hyakunin Isshū
Teika compiled the _[Hyakunin Isshū](!Wikipedia)_ anthology, and included one of his poems. It's a famous collection, and has been translated many times.
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikisource/en/wiki/Hyakunin_Issh%C5%AB or http://web.archive.org/web/20071112015302/http://www.geocities.com/jisei/ogura4.html
Clay MacCauley
97
Konu hito o
Matsuho no ura no
Yunagi ni
Yaku ya moshio no
Mi mo kogare tsutsu
Like the salt sea-weed,
Burning in the evening calm.
On Matsuo's shore,
All my being is aflame,
Awaiting her who does not come.
こぬ人を
まつほの浦の
夕なぎに
焼くやもしほの
身もこがれつつ
Konu hito o
Matsuho no ura no
Yunagi ni
Yaku ya moshio no
Mi mo kogare tsutsu.
Like the salt sea-weed,
Burning in the evening calm.
On Matsuo's shore,
All my being is aflame,
Awaiting her who does not come.
pg 81 of Brower 1978?
On Matsuo Beach
I wait in the pines at dusk
for one who won't come -
and like the blazing salt mounds,
I too am consumed by fire.
pg 237, Steven D Carter, _Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology_
# Go-toba's 100 poems competition
駒とめて
袖うちはらふ
かげもなし
佐野のわたりの
雪の夕暮
Koma tomete
Sode uchiharau
Kage mo nashi
Sano no watari no
Yuki no yūgere.
There is no shelter
where I can rest my weary horse,
and brush my laden sleeves:
the Sano Ford and its fields
spread over with twilight in the snow.
pg 81 of Brower 1978
koma tomete
sode uchiharau
kage mo nashi
Sano no watari no
yuki no yugure
I stop my horse
And brush off my sleeves;
No shelter here
This evening of snow
At the crossing of Sano
pg 98? Keene, _Travelers of 100 Ages_
# Go-toba's Saisho Shitteno screens
aki to dani
fukiaenu kaze ni
iro kawaru
Ikuta no mori no
tsuyu no shitagusa
Its color has changed
Though the winds of autumn
Have yet to blow;
The dew-laden undergrowth
Of the Wood of Ikuta
pg 99? Keene, _Travelers of 100 Ages)
# Shūi Gusō
You've forgotten, you say?
Alright, then, I too will forget
that when we parted,
I said I would convince myself
it was nothing but a dream.
268 quoted in _Unforgotten Dreams: Poems by the Zen monk Shōtetsu_; trans. Steven D. Carter, ISBN 0-231-10576-2; slight variant in pg195 of Carter, _Traditional Japanese Poetry_
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