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“... sometimes I imagined that the wild geese winging through the cloudy sky had chosen the ivy around my worry-filled house to shed their tears on.”
“Though I live elsewhere, / Could I ever forget / The clear moon shining down / On that familiar place?”
“How many days and nights? / One cannot determine life / From this dawn to the next.”
“That all my dreams might not prove empty, I have been writing this useless account — though I doubt it will long survive me.”
Lady Nijo, Japanese poet
(1258 - 1307)