Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Izumi Shikibu: Untitled ["Although the Wind"]

                                                  Although the wind
                                                  blows terribly here,
                                                  the moonlight also leaks
                                                  between the roof planks
                                                  of this ruined house.

Untitled ["Although the Wind"] by Izumi Shikibu, from The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Onono Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan, edited and translated from the Japanese by Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani. © Vintage Classics, 1990.

Photography credit: Untitled image by Lexie in NZ (originally color).


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