The Ink Dark Moon

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The Ink Dark Moon

Love Poems by Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan

By No Komachi Ono; Izumi Shikibu; Jane Hirshfield (Translator)

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679729587, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 1990


These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment.