SKKS XVI: 1495

On a night when the moon was shining brightly, someone captured some fireflies and sent them to her; she replied to say that ‘the rain was falling’.


omoi araba
koyoi no sora wa
mieshi ya tsuki no
hikari nariken
Had you a thought for me,
This evening to the sky
I would that your enquiries had flown;
Perhaps, what I have seen is but the moon

Izumi Shikibu

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