Minamoto no Hitoshi (源等, 880-951) was a Japanese waka poet of the mid-Heian period. One of his poems was included in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.
Hitoshi was born in 880, a son of Minamoto no Mare (源希) and great-grandson of Emperor Saga.
After serving as governor of several provinces, in 947 he was appointed Sangi Counselor with Fourth Court Rank (正四位下参議 shō shii no ge sangi).
Four of his poems were included in Gosen Wakashū on.
The following poem by him was included as No. 39 in Fujiwara no Teika's Ogura Hyakunin Isshu:
- Asajiu no
- ono no shinohara
- amarite nado ka
- hito no koishiki
- Though I scarcely show
- my secret feelings
- like those few reeds
- sprouting unnoticed
- in low bamboo,
- they are too much
- for me to hide.
- Why do I love you so?
- Keene, Donald (1999). A History of Japanese Literature, Vol. 1: Seeds in the Heart — Japanese Literature from Earliest Times to the Late Sixteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-11441-7.
- McMillan, Peter. 2010 (1st ed. 2008). One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Suzuki Hideo, Yamaguchi Shin'ichi, Yoda Yasushi. 2009 (1st ed. 1997). Genshoku: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. Tokyo: Bun'eidō.