The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems
Vintage Books, 1990 - Poetry - 212 pages
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.
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