“Rexroth’s readings from the japanese grasp poets are breathtaking of their simplicity and clarity.”—The big apple Times
I exit of the darkness
Onto a street of darkness
Lit in basic terms via the some distance off
Moon at the fringe of the mountains.
Over the years, millions of readers have came across the wonderful thing about vintage jap poetry in the course of the tremendous English models through the good American poet Kenneth Rexroth. as a rule haiku, those poems variety from the classical and medieval to fashionable poetry, with an emphasis on folks songs and love lyrics. simply because ladies performed such a great position in eastern literature, integrated listed here are choices from their paintings, together with the modern, deeply sensuous Marichiko. This stylish, fantastically designed reward e-book of poems spanning many centuries offers the unique texts in romanji, the transliteration into the Western alphabet.
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33 TAIRA NO KANEMORI (10th c. ) fifty six YAMABE NO AKAHITO (d. 736) four, sixty seven *YOSANO AKIKO (1878-1942) 25 Copyright � 1974, 1976 by way of KENNETH REXROTH Copyright � 1977 by way of KENNETH REXROTH and IKUKO ATSUMI Copyright � 2009 by means of NEW instructions PUBLISHING company All rights reserved. aside from short passages quoted in a newspaper, journal, radio, tv, or web site evaluation, no a part of this e-book will be reproduced in any shape or in anyway, digital or mechanical, together with photocopying and recording, or through any details garage and retrieval procedure, with out permission in writing from the writer. disguise and inside layout by means of HSU + affiliates First released by way of New instructions as New instructions Paperbook (NDPII50) in 2009 The Library of Congress has cataloged the published version as follows: Written at the sky: poems from the japanese / translated via Kenneth Rexroth: chosen via Eliot Weinberger p. cm. comprises bibliographical references and index. 1. eastern poetry—Translations into English. 2. Love in literature. I. Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982. II. Weinberger, liliot.