“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 highway of darkness
Lit simply via the a long way off
Moon at the fringe of the mountains.
Over the years, millions of readers have came upon the wonderful thing about vintage eastern poetry during the great English types by means of the good American poet Kenneth Rexroth. more often than not haiku, those poems variety from the classical and medieval to trendy poetry, with an emphasis on people songs and love lyrics. simply because girls performed such an excellent function in jap literature, incorporated listed below 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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23, eighty five ŌSHIKOCHI NO MITSUNE (10th c. ) 28 ŌSHIMA RYŌTA (1718-1787) 50 ŌTOMO NO YAKAMOCHI (718—785) 24, 31, 88 ‘ŌYAKE-ME (unknown) 86 leading MINISTER KINTSUNE (13th c. ) 10 *PRINCESS SHIKISHI (d. 1201) sixty three SAIGYŌ (1118-1190) seventy two *SHIROME (10th c. ) 6 *SHUNZEI’S DAUGHTER (1171? —1252? ) 33 TAIRA NO KANEMORI (10th c. ) fifty six YAMABE NO AKAHITO (d. 736) four, sixty seven *YOSANO AKIKO (1878-1942) 25 Copyright � 1974, 1976 through KENNETH REXROTH Copyright � 1977 by means of KENNETH REXROTH and IKUKO ATSUMI Copyright � 2009 through NEW instructions PUBLISHING company All rights reserved. with the exception of short passages quoted in a newspaper, journal, radio, tv, or web site assessment, no a part of this publication should be reproduced in any shape or in anyway, digital or mechanical, together with photocopying and recording, or via any info garage and retrieval method, with out permission in writing from the writer. conceal and inside layout through HSU + affiliates First released via New instructions as New instructions Paperbook (NDPII50) in 2009 The Library of Congress has cataloged the published variation as follows: Written at the sky: poems from the japanese / translated by way of Kenneth Rexroth: chosen by way of Eliot Weinberger p. cm. comprises bibliographical references and index. 1. jap poetry—Translations into English. 2. Love in literature. I. Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982. II. Weinberger, liliot.