The Ink Dark Moon
Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Ja pan
By Jane Hirshfield (Translator)
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679729587, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 3, 1990
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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.