Silently illumined In the moonlight
The sorrowful crying Sound of insects
Silently darkening The autumn night
Inviting loneliness Sound of insects
Nagata Hideo (1885 – 1949) was a Japanese poet, playwright and scriptwriter.
Yamada Kosaku (1886 – 1965) was a Japanese composer who left behind approximately 1600 pieces of music.
The words were written by Nagata, and Yamada set them to music. You can hear a performance of the song here.