From Chapter 20 (Asagao) of the Genji Monogatari (Seidensticker translation):
People make a great deal of the flowers of spring and the leaves of autumn, but for me a night like this, with a clear moon shining on snow, is the best – and there is not a trace of colour in it.
This inspired the following haiku, which I am linking up to Open Link Night over at the dVerse Poets Pub.
Lunar petal drift
What a brief and futile dream
Childishness of snow