I Long For Him Most Poem by Ono no Komachi

I Long For Him Most

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I long for him most
during these long moonless nights.
I lie awake, hot,
the growing fires of passion
bursting in my heart.

Another translation by Kenneth Rexroth:

You do not come
On this moonless night.
I wake wanting you.
My breasts heave and blaze.
My heart burns up.

Another translation:

I would meet him
But there's no way, so on this moonless night
From my yearning the embers of my love
Send sparks leaping in my breast,
Setting my heart aflame.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 18 June 2016

in a different translation: ??????????????????????????? I’d meet him tonight But there’s no moon, no path. My yearning for him, Smoldering ember in my breast, Burns my heart to ash! - - Ono no Komachi - ???? - -

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Fabrizio Frosini 18 June 2016

another waka by Ono No Komachi (from the Kokinshu) : I never cease To follow you in my dreams, In my fantasies... Yet, we haven’t met Not even acquainted.

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