Saturday, February 08, 2014
a leopard flower from, Ono no Komachi said Princess Haiku
Ono no Komachi
The color of the flower has faded, as vainly as my life and world have passed in these long rains..
Because I fell asleep thinking of him I saw him. Had I known it was a dream I wouldn't have woken.
Ever since I saw someone I love while dozing I've been depending on what you called dreams.
When I miss him desperately I wear my leopard-seed nightclothes turned inside out.
In the real world all right perhaps: Seeing you watching for others' eyes in a dream desolates me.
Following my endless thoughts I'll come by night; it it's a dreampath, no one should notice me.
Translated by Hiroaki Sato.
I just ordered a copy of this wonderful book!