Izumi Shikibu


If The One I'Ve Waited For - Poem by Izumi Shikibu

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

Comments about If The One I'Ve Waited For by Izumi Shikibu

  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/24/2016 6:07:00 AM)

    another waka by Izumi Shikibu:


    tatu ya osoki to
    yamagaFa no
    iFa ma wo kuguru
    oto kikoyu nari

    Spring haze
    Is no sooner on the rise than from
    Mountain streams’
    Rocks’ cracks dripping
    Sounds can be heard.

    Izumi Shikibu

    [from GOSHŪISHŪ - GSIS I: 13]
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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