Friday, October 01, 2010

Kuraki yori
Kuraki michi ni zo
Irinubeki
Haruka ni terase
Yama no ha no tsuki

Out of darkness,
Yet shall I follow a path of greater darkness;
From the mountain crest,
Far-off moon,
Give me light.


-- Murasaki Shikibu, Japanese poet and writer (c. 1000)

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