Izumi Shikibu Poems
- Although The Wind Although the wind blows terribly ...
- Watching The Moon Watching the moon at dawn solitary, ...
- Plum Blossom I cannot say which is which: the glowing ...
- Although I Try Although I try to hold the single thought of...
- If The One I'Ve Waited For If the one I've waited for came ...
Izumi Shikibu was a mid Heian period Japanese poet. She is a member of the Thirty-six Medieval Poetry Immortals. She was the contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu and Akazome Emon at the court of Joto Mon'in, and was perhaps the greatest poet of her time.
Izumi Shikibu was the daughter of Oe no Masamune, governor of Echizen. Her mother was the daughter of Taira no Yasuhira, governor of ... more »
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Although The Wind
Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.