Although the wind ...

Izumi Shikibu

Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.


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Translated by Jane Hirshfield and Mariko Aratani
Source: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=178441
Illustration: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VOeKWSyovpY/Sgm0MMs11OI/AAAAAAAAHLg/vQy8HOwp1NQ/s1600-h/moonlight-ireland3.jpg

Information:
http://www.yebol.com/Izumi%20Shikibu.html
http://www.temcauley.staff.shef.ac.uk/izumi.shtml
http://www.enotes.com/classical-medieval-criticism/shikibu-izumi/introduction

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