Nōin

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Tachibana no Nagayasu (橘永愷, 988-1051?), also known was Nōin (能因), was a Japanese poet and monk of the late Heian period.

Along with Izumi Shikibu, Nōin is one of "Thirty-six Medieval Poetry Immortals" of waka poetry selected by Fujiwara no Norikane [ja] (1107–1165).

Nōin authored of the Gengenshu and Nōin Utamakura.

One of his poems is anthologized in the Hyakunin Isshu:

Japanese Rōmaji English translation

嵐吹く
三室の山の
もみぢ葉は
龍田の川の
錦なりけり

Arashi fuku
Mimuro no yama no
Momijiba wa
Tatsuta no kawa no
Nishiki narikeri

Blown by storm winds,
Mt. Mimuro's
autumn leaves
have become Tatsuta river's
richly hued brocade![1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Peter McMillan (2008) One hundred poets, one poem each : a translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu. New York : Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-14398-1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McMillan (2008: 71, 169).