i watch over

Sleeplessly

I watch over

the spring night -

but no amount of guarding

is enough to make it stay

                                          ~Izumi Shikibu*

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*cited in:

The Ink Dark Moon

Trans: Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani

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