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This helped today. Sorry it's from: twitter.com/AlysiaJudge/status

"In their original Japanese, these lines are 1,000 years old. If 2018 has had a hard start for you personally, emotionally or even politically, it might be a small comfort that someone a millennium ago also felt damaged, but looked up.

'Although the wind'
by Izumi Shikibu
translated by Jane Hirshfield
with Mariko Aratani

Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house."