“Even if I now saw you…” by Izumi Shikibu
And because you can never have too many poems in a day:
“Even if I now saw you…”
Even if I now saw you
I would long for you
I have been writing here since 2005. That's a long time to stay in one place—yet these years are enough to call this home. Many things have changed, but some things remain the same.
The one constant, perhaps, is how I write all of This, which is to say, all the words that precede the poems are mine, unless otherwise indicated.
The poems I post are from books in my personal collection, or jotted in notebooks, journals, scraps of paper years back when I was still studying and borrowing copies from friends or the school library. I am currently working through my own archive to make sure that everything is properly sourced—if not to the book where the poem was published, then to a website link.
Please give credit where possible—to the poet and his/her poem, or to me, in case you are interested in the text that comes before the poems.
At the moment, I do not have my own web hosting, so you will probably see advertisements. I do not earn anything from these, rather, it is a situation I am in because the service that keeps this blog running is free. This place is purely created out of love.
"it will not be simple, it will not be long / it will take little time, it will take all your thought / it will take all your heart, it will take all your breath / it will be short, it will not be simple"