|“||Utsuki's Diary, flowers decorate its cover.||”|
Utsuki's Diary is a document in Kuon found in the Yang Phase.
Another day passed, but Father didn't return. I went outdoors for a walk, hoping that would lift my spirits.
The irises in the garden are about to bloom. The thought that they might bloom tomorrow made me feel a little more cheerful.
It's been drizzling since morning. I can't look after the irises in the rain.
Kureha stayed in her room because her body hurts when it rains.
I saw a cuckoo land under the eaves. How nice that he sings even in the rain!
It rained again today. Not a heavy rain, but a light, steady one. Leafing through Father's book, I found a poem about a cuckoo.
They say cuckoos are sentimental about the past. My past is the same as my present. I've never left here. I'd like to see what's outside.
I learned a poem recently. I recited 'till it annoyed my sister; so I stopped and wrote it down.
The village of scattered blossoms,
The cuckos sings for many days,
of unrequited love and those saved.
I wish my sister were as kind to me as she used to be.
My sister's cough has gotten worse.
"Bring me a crow," she said.
"Why do you want a crow?"
"Never mind, just bring me one," she kept saying.
I can't go outside and leave my sister alone. This is all my fault.