I cannot say

by Izumi Shikibu

English version by Jane Hirshfield
Original Language Japanese

I cannot say
which is which:
the glowing
plum blossom is
the spring night's moon.

-- from Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women, Edited by Jane Hirshfield

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I cannot say