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Izumi Shikibu

Remembering you … The fireflies of this marsh seem like sparks that rise     from my body’s longing — Izumi Shikibu, from The Ink Dark Moon, trans. Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani (Vintage Classics, 1990) Advertisements

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Anthology · Asian Culture · Asian Literature · Classic · Classical · Collection · Compilation · Confessional · Diary · Excerpt · Fragment · Heian Period · Japanese Culture · Japanese Literature · Passage · Poetry · Thirty-six Medieval Poetry Immortal

Izumi Shikibu

In this world love has no color yet how deeply my body is stained by yours. — Izumi Shikibu, Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan. (Dover Publications August 27, 2003)

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