The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems

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Jane Hirshfield
Vintage Books, 1990 - Poetry - 212 pages
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These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment.

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Review: The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan

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I seldom give a book, even a very good one, 5 stars. I reserve that rating for truly exceptional books. In this case, The Ink Dark Moon is sheer perfection. Stunning perfection. The vast majority of ... Read full review

Review: The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan

User Review  - SmarterLilac - Goodreads

Nobody does bereavement, broken romance, absence or loneliness like the Japanese. Also, the work of Jane Hirshfield continues to amaze. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
xi
ONO NO KOMACHI
1
IZUMI SHIKIBU
47
Copyright

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The author of five previous poetry collections and a book of essays, Jane Hirshfield has been a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and England's T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, and she is the winner of the Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, and multiple volumes of The Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies.

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