“Although the wind ...”

Translated by Jane Hirshfield
Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.

Izumi Shikibu, “Although the wind ... ,” translated by Jane Hirshfield and Mariko Aratani, from The Ink Dark Moon. Copyright © 1990 by Jane Hirshfield. Reprinted with the permission of Vintage Classics and Jane Hirshfield.
Source: The Ink Dark Moon (Vintage Books, 1990)