Aug 24, 2009

If the one I've waited for

If the one I've waited for 
came now, what should I do?
This morning's garden filled with snow
is far too lovely 
for footsteps to mar.

- Izumi Shikibu 

Translation: Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani

1 comment:

  1. watching the moon
    at midnight,
    solitary, mid sky,
    i knew myself completely
    no part left out