The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono No Komachi & Izumi Shikibu

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Scribner, 1988 - Poetry - 116 pages
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Japanese poems deal with love, loss, grief, the transience of the natural world, desire, the seasons, loneliness, and dreams

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Wonderfully vivid and (in many cases) passionate poetry by court ladies of Heian Japan; according to legend, these particular ladies were exceptionally beautiful, talented, and amorous Read full review

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A collection of about 150 tanka from two great female writers of the Heian period (around 850-1050 A.D.). The poems mostly consist of private communications with lovers -- romantic, mildly erotic, or ... Read full review

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