Poem: No one visits here

In recognition of the heavy snow-falls in some places this week (eg, Cottonopolis under cotton), here is a poem by Japanese poet, Saigyo Hoshi (1118-1190):

No one visits here
In the dark mountain hut
where I live alone.
But for this sweet loneliness
it would be too bleak to bear.

Sam Hamill (Editor and Translator) [1997]: Only Companion: Japanese Poems of Love and Longing.  Boston, MA, USA:  Shambhala, page 55.

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