Poetry in Japan is universal as the air. It is felt by everybody. It is read by everybody. It is composed by almost everybody — irrespective of class and * Kugane (gold) or, popularly, kogane. Kugane is the pronunciation of the days of the poet who... In Ghostly Japan - Page 149by Lafcadio Hearn - 1899 - 241 pagesFull view
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Lafcadio Hearn, Elizabeth Bisland - 1922
...is to say, the supreme Enlightenment, the intellegence of Buddhahood itself. BITS OF POETRY I AMONG a people with whom poetry has been for centuries a...everywhere to be heard by the ear, and seen by the eye! As for audible poetry, wherever there is working there is singing. The toil of the fields and the labor...