Pillow Book

Day book, night book, pillow book, diary.
A collection of poems written in sunlight,
moonlight, electric light, candlelight and in darkness.
This volume of mine waits for dreams
to be remembered, days to be told.

Sei Shōnagon, author of The Pillow Book, a book of observations and musings recorded by her during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. The book was completed in the year 1002.

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