It is the time of rain and snow
It is the time of rain and snow I spend sleepless nights And watch the frost Frail as your love Gathers in the dawn.
From Written on the Sky: Poems from the Japanese, translated by Kenneth Rexroth. From the original by Izumi Shikibu. Copyright © 1955 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp. All rights reserved.