Ōtagaki Rengetsu is the most famous Japanese female poet of 19th Century, also known for her excellent skills in calligraphy and pottery. Rengetsu wrote numerous tanzaku poem papers, which were later mounted by admirers and collectors as hanging scrolls. Here, we have such a poem in Rengetsu's distinct handwriting:
"Little Cuckoo in Front of the Moon"
A little cuckoo
One more chirp
It has faded out completely—
The morning moon.