The Night Deepens

The night deepens while there is no friend with whom to speak. Through the window is the scent of fragrant plum blossoms in the moonlight.
The Sixth Year of Ansei, Fifth Day of the New Year. “Manuscript of 1859.”

3日小夜深けて
小夜深けて共に語らん友もなし窓に薫れる月の梅が香
安政六年正月五日「己未文稿」

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