Saturday, 27 July 2013

Kokinshu #425

Saturday, 27 July 2013 06:43
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    Can we really wrap
such gems as these together
    outside of a sleeve?
If you say, "That's so," well hey,
pass them here -- I'd like to see!

—5 July 2013

Original by Mibu no Tadamine. Same hidden topic, one-upped with an snarky response. I'm not sure I've quite caught the attention-getting sense of the final kashi.


tamoto yori
hanarete tama o
tsutsumame ya
kore namu sore to
utsuse mimu kashi


---L.

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As language practice, I was translating classical Japanese poetry -- most recently, book 11 (love part 1) of the Kokinshu anthology. This project is, however, on hiatus. Past translations are archived here. Suggestions, corrections, and questions always welcome.

There's also original pomes in the journal archives.

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