SIS XX: 1342

Composed and sent to the Monk Shoku (ca. 917-1007).

暗より暗道にぞ入ぬべき遙に照せ山の葉の月

kurasa yori
kuraki miti ni zo
irinubeki
Faruka ni terase
yama no Fa no tuki
From darkness
On a shadowed path
I must make my way;
Let it faintly shine,
The moon upon the mountain’s edge.

Masamune’s Daughter [Izumi] Shikibu
和泉式部

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