62 sonnets and definitions ; Poems and prosepoems
Katydid Books, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 151 pages
Poetry. Asian Studies. Translated by William I. Elliott and Kawamura Kazuo. The two collections in this volume present differing aspects of Japan's most widely appreciated modern poet. 62 SONNETS appeared in 1953 when he was 22 years old. It boldly affirmed the privileged sensitivity of the younger generation that had just survived a catastrophic holocaust andrejected the oppressive language and ideas of the past. DEFINITIONS, however, did not appear until 1975, and represents the author at the height of his mature poetic powers, while radically suppressing the intense lyric freedom of the earlier work.
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62 Sonnets American Book Award apple Aristotle Asagaya aware beautiful become begin birds blue sky called catalog cirrus clouds clouds cosmic circle death disappeared distance dreams Dylan Thomas earth emotional empty eternity everything exist experience eyes fact feel glass Gozo grow haiku heart heavens here-now hiragana human imagination inside Japan Japanese poetry kokoro kotoba language light lines literary living looks lyric means measure measuring rod Meter Standard mind moaning morning never night nothingness Ogikubo open window overflowing pain philosophic poet poet's poetic posteriori present reader reality reflection Selected Poems sense shadows shape silence sing snatch love solitude sometimes song Sonnets and Definitions soul sounds speak stand suddenly Suginami Ward Tanikawa Shuntaro Tanikawa's poems there's things tomorrow translation trees unknown star unreal vanish voices waka whispers wind writing