black & white sunday: natural


There are pauses between the showers of the outer world,

But there is no time when my sleeves, wet with tears, are dry.

                                                                                         ~Murasaki Shikibu*

black and white sunday natural

Lost in Translation’s theme for the Black and White Sunday is… natural


Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

Trans: A Omori & K Doi


  1. I have told you this before, but I am so floored by the wonderful photos you match to the equally wonderful poetry you select.

  2. thank you… Murasaki Shikibu’s poem speaks to me about the tendency to be held prisoner by suffering…and the leaf in the lower right is like a hand…a silent and compassionate presence to the water drop (her tear)

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