I go out of the darkness  
        Onto a road of darkness
    Lit only by the far off
            Moon on the edge of the mountains.

Kuraki yori
Kuraki michi ni zo
Irinu beki
Haruka ni terase
Yama ho ni no tsuki

  —Izumi Shikibu (c. 974 – c. 1033), Japanese courtesan and poet.