Izumi Shikibu


Watching The Moon - Poem by Izumi Shikibu

Watching the moon
at dawn
solitary, mid-sky,
I knew myself completely,
no part left out.

Comments about Watching The Moon by Izumi Shikibu

  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/24/2016 6:14:00 AM)

    another waka by Izumi Shikibu:


    Fitasura ni
    noki no ayame no
    tukuduku to
    omoFeba ne nomi
    kakaru sode kana

    Completely upon
    The sweet-flag on the eaves
    Vacantly I
    Rest my thoughts, then the sound alone
    Is on my hanging sleeves.

    Izumi Shikibu

    [from GOSHŪISHŪ - GSIS XIV: 799]
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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