It will all come back — the wasted splendor,The heart's lost youth like a breaking flower,The dauntless dare, and the wistful, tenderTouch of the April hour.
It is a piece of writing replete with those typical Japanese wistful and melancholic evocations of ephemerality. It was written a thousand years ago almost exactly to the year the film was made, and it was written by a woman.
Even in Europe and America, this wistful theosophy has won millions upon millions of followers, from lonely women and tired men to Schopenhauer and Emerson.
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