Izumi Shikibu


Plum Blossom - Poem by Izumi Shikibu

I cannot say
which is which:
the glowing
plum blossom is
the spring night's moon.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/24/2016 6:11:00 AM)

    another waka by Izumi Shikibu:


    uki yo wo mo
    mata tare ni ka Fa
    omoFi sirazu mo
    toFanu kimi kana

    In this cold and cruel world
    Who is there to
    Comfort me? Save
    Heartless, unfeeling
    And absent, you.

    Izumi Shikibu

    [from GOSHŪISHŪ - GSIS XIII: 746]
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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