Sugawara Takesue no Musume

(1009 - 1070 / Japan)

Sugawara Takesue no Musume Poems

1. Scarce Had My Mind Received 1/1/2004
2. No Sight Can Be More Autumnal 1/1/2004
3. In The Dead Of Night 1/1/2004
4. I Yearn For A Tranquil Moment 1/1/2004
5. Years Have Passed 1/1/2004
6. This Is The Night 1/1/2004
7. Perfume Laden Air 1/1/2004
8. You Gave Me Words Of Hope 1/1/2004
9. Ah Me! Ah Me! 1/1/2004

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Ah Me! Ah Me!

Ah, me! Ah, me! My weary doom to labour here in the Palace!
Seven good wine-jars have I - and three in my province.
There where they stand I have hung straight-stemmed gourds of the finest -
They turn to the West when the East wind blows,
They turn to the East when the West wind blows,
They turn to the North when the South wind blows,
They turn to the South when the North wind blows.
And there I sit watching them turning and turning forever-
Oh, my gourds! Oh, my wine-jars!

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