~~~Night 2, Hunter's Moon ( http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon
"Color of the flower
Has already passed away
While on trivial things
Vainly I have set my gaze,
In my journey through the world." - Komachi (834 - 880ad), daughter of Ono no Yoshisada. A woman of great beauty, and is counted as one of the Rokkasen, or "Six Great Poets", the only woman among them.
"Hana no iro wa
Utsuri ni keri ni
Waga mi yo ni furu
Nagame seshi ma ni" - Japanese version of the poem
This poem is featured in the book "Hokusai - One Hundred Poets", among many other books out there about Japanese poetry.