I gaze with longing

When the evening sun descends behind the mountain peak,

Will you forget that it is I who gazed with longing

Towards the place where you are?

~Sarashina Nikki (Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan)

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5 thoughts on “I gaze with longing

    1. The Sarashina Diary began in 1021 when the author was 12 and ended when she was past 50. The name of the diary is drawn from her second journey…no one knows her name. It is amazing how something written so long ago is able to touch our hearts.

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