Tag Archive: Izumi Shikibu

The spring night’s moon

I cannot say which is which: the glowing plum blossom is the spring night’s moon. tanka by Izumi Shikibu, translated by Jane Hirshfield * *

Still winter

In my loneliness, Not to let even the smoke die down I break twigs And feed the flames In this winter mountain home. tanka by Izumi Shikibu * *