Wednesday, February 15, 2012


The one close to me now,
even my own body -
these too
will soon become clouds,
floating in different directions.

~ Izumi Shikibu
from The Ink Dark Moon
translations by Jane Hirshfield and Mariko Aratani


sharanam said...

Beautiful. Forgive me for tweeting with no reference to your bringing these words my way...I usually link to you, but ah, the limits of 140 characters. Thank you as always for so many gems.