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Ono no Komachi

How invisibly
it changes color
in this world,
the flower
of the human heart.

— Ono no Komachi, The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu Women of the Ancient Court of Japan, trans. Jane Hirshfield. (Scribner, 1988)

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