Lady Ise (伊勢 or 伊勢の御息所 Ise no miyasudokoro) (c. 875 – c. 938) was a female Japanese poet in the Imperial court's waka tradition. She was born to Fujiwara no Tsugukage of Ise Province, and eventually became the lover of the Prince Atsuyoshi and a concubine to Emperor Uda; her son by him was Prince Yuki-Akari.
She is not to be confused with Ise no Taifu, a later poet with a similar name.
One of her poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.
Hanging from the branches of a green
The spring rain
Thread of pearls. (Composed on the topic "Thread of Pearls" )
Even for a time
Short as a piece of the reeds
In Naniwa's marsh,
We must never meet again:
Is this what you are asking me? -(from the Hyakunin Isshu)
- pg 141 of Woman poets of Japan, 1977, Kenneth Rexroth, Ikuko Atsumi, ISBN 0-8112-0820-6; previously published as The Burning Heart by The Seabury Press.
- 2001 Waka - Ise
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