Izumi Shikibu Poems

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Although I Try

Although I try
to hold the single thought
of Buddha's teaching in my heart,
I cannot help but hear

Watching The Moon

Watching the moon
at dawn
solitary, mid-sky,
I knew myself completely,

Although The Wind

Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks

If The One I'Ve Waited For

If the one I've waited for
came now, what should I do?
This morning's garden filled with snow
is far too lovely

Plum Blossom

I cannot say
which is which:
the glowing
plum blossom is