Time Travel- Tale of the Genji

Time Travel- Tale of the Genji

Carpe Diem Time Travel #2 The Tale of Genji

The Tale of the Gengi -by Murasaki Shikibu

where the cicada casts her shell
in the shadows of the tree,
there is one whom I love well
though her heart is cold to me

(the “answer”):

amidst dark shadows of the tree,
cicada’s wing with dew is wet,
so in mine eyes unknown to thee,
spring sweet tears of fond regret

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all the loneliness
of your early departure

spills into the night
moonflower’s beauty fading
light penetrating shadows

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hidden in the bark
a clinging cicada shell
filled with nothingness
my shrouded heart still hugging
fragrance of our last embrace

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