Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu (11th century Japanese novelist)

“There will come a time when as this life turns and turns the moon will shine forth:
for a while avert your eyes from an all too cloudy sky.”
  • From Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji (Chapter 12), translated by Royall Tyler (Penguin Books edition, 2003).


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