Fujiwara no Teika, on Spring

"Blossoms of Plum
   perfume my sleeves with their scent,
vying there for space
   with shafts of sparkling moonlight
      spilling down through the eaves."

Fujiwara no Teika, from a hundred poem sequence composed in A.D. 1200
Collected in Waiting for the Wind, trans. Steven D. Carter

A very happy spring equinox, everyone.

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