Saturday, February 12, 2011

between the roof planks




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It is true,
the wind blows terribly here -
but moonlight
also leaks between the roof planks
of this ruined house.
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~ Izumi Shikibu, (974-1034)
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She is considered by some to be the greatest woman poet of Japanese literature.
from:  Women in Praise of the Sacred, edited by Jane Hirshfield
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