Japanese poem by Shinran Jonin Asu arito omou kokoro no adazakura yowani arashi no fukanumonokawa./ "If you assume that there is tomorrow, even the most beautiful cherry blossoms may be gone with a blast of storm during the night"
Japanese poem by Fujiwara no Atsutada from Ogura 100 poems (early century) "I have met my love / When I compare this present / With feelings of the past, / My passion is now as if / I have never loved before. " (calligraphy by yopiko)
Japanese poem Waka by Yamanoue no Okura (660~733), Japan 銀も金も玉も何せんに まされる宝 子にしかめやも "What are they to me, / Silver, or gold, or jewels? / How could they ever / equal the greater treasure / That is a child?"