院生に侍りける時、真夏の雨といふことを詠ませ侍りけるに

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彦星に今年もあへぬ織姫の涙は空に涌き零れつつ

When attending on a graduate student and asked to compose on the topic “summer rain”

Unable again this year to meet the Shepherd Boy, the Weaver Princess’s tears well up and spill over in the sky

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こひのうたとて

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かきつばたいと面白く咲きたるに覚ゆるはただ「男、ありけり」

Composed as a love poem

Prompted by the irises blooming elegantly, all I can recall is, “long ago, there was a man…”

 解釈/Interpretation

伊勢物語の第9段に連想する。
Alludes to the 9th section of Ise Monogatari.