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Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems and the traditional forms of poetry are wide. An excellent book to pick up if you haven t any experience with japanese poetry I ve read uite a few of the poets and poems that are featured but it was still nice to read them again The New Style Poetry section was specially enjoyableSome I likedPRINCE TSU Poem exchanged with Lady IshikawaIn the dew dripping On the broad flanked hill Waiting for you I stood dampened By the dew on the hillLADY ISHIKAWA Poem exchanged with Prince tsu Waiting for me You were dampened O that I could Be the dew dripping On that broad flanked hill My tangled hair I shall not cut Your hand my dearest Touched it as a pillow Like the few ears salvaged After deer and boar have plundered Rice fields newly opened up My love is all shrivelled The autumn moonWe saw last year Shines again but she Who was with me then The years separate for ever Heaven and earth Only when their names Become extinct Would you and I Meet no As flowing water Does not return As the wind that blows Is never seen So without a trace Being of this world My wife has left in death Spreading the lonely sleeves Of the tattered clothes She made for me to wear I must lie alone PRINCESS HIROKAWA The grass of love would load Seven high harvest carts Such grass grows tall and grows Heavy on my heartLADY HEGURI A thousand years you said As our hearts melted I look at the hand you held And the ache is hard to bear TOMO YAKAMOCHI Presented to Lady tomo of Sakanoue s elder daughter To the pit of my heart I pine Not knowing what to say Not knowing what to do You and I hands clasped That morning stood in the garden That night making our bed White sleeves intertwined we slept O that it be so always Heian Period 794 1185MIBU TADAMINE Since that parting When she seemed as unfeeling As the moon at morning Nothing so cruel As the light of dawn When the wind blows The white clouds are cleft By the peak Is your heart Like them so cold Kamakura and Muromachi Periods 1185 1603TAIRA TADANORI The capital at Shiga Shiga of the rippling waves Lies now in ruins The mountain cherries Stay as before Overtaken by the dark The shade beneath a tree I make my inn And tonight my host Shall be a flower PRIEST SAIGY Is it a shower of rain I thought as I listened From my bed just awake But it was falling leaves Which could not stand the wind Every single thing Changes and is changing Always in this world Yet with the same light The moon goes on shining FUJIWARA SHUNZEI TOSHINARIIn autumn lodging at a temple near his wife s grave Even at midnight When I come so rarely The sad wind through the pines Must she hear it always Beneath the moss Oh this world of ours There is no way out With my heart in torment I sought the mountain depths But even there the stag cries LADY SANUKI The sleeve of my dress Like a rock in the open sea Unseen unknown to man Even when the tide ebbs Is never for a moment dry MUROMACHI BALLADSRain beating down On top of snow Add any and my heart Melts melts melts ARAKIDA MORITAKE Fallen flower I see Returning to its branch Ah a butterfly Edo Period 1603 1868YASUHARA TEISHITSU Oh oh is all I can say For the cherries that grow On Mount Yoshino ENOMOTO KIKAKU Harvest moon On the bamboo mat Pine tree shadows UEJIMA ONITSURAThey bloom and then We look and then they Fall and then MIURA CHORA You watch it s clouded You don t watch and it s clear When you view the moon TOMO EMARU Fall on frost After the chrysanthemum No flowers Senry A horse farts Four or five suffer On the ferry boat The ladder seller Hears the cry Swords drawn And scrambles to the roof Judging from the pictures Hell looks the Interesting place Letting rip a fart It doesn t make you laugh When you live alone Modern Period from 1868EMPEROR MEIJI In my garden Side by side Native plants foreign plants Growing together YOSANO AKIKO You never touch This soft skin Surging with hot blood Are you not bored Expounding the Way Spring is shortWhy ever should it Be thought immortal I grope for My full breasts with my hands ISHIKAWA TAKUBOKUWorking working Yet no joy in lifeStill staring emptily At empty hands Today my friends seemed More a success than I So I bought flowers And took them to My wife to make her happy TAKAHAMA KYOSHI Autumn wind Everything I see Is haiku IIDA DAKOTSUIn the winter lamp Dead face not far From the living face KAWABATA B SHABright moonlight The wounds in the deep snow Will not be hidden Modern Senry In the child s homework A word he doesn t know Father s face Found while spring cleaning But too precious to throw out The first love s letters A famous horse Now in the zoo Forgotten Shintaishi New Style Poetry HAGIWARA SAKUTAR Sick face at the base of the earthAt the base of the earth a face A sick and lonely face In the gloom at the base of the earth Grass stalks slowly starting to shoot A rat s nest beginning to sprout Tangled in the nest Countless hairs uivering At the winter solsticeFrom the sick desolate earth Slender bamboo roots sprouting greenStarting to sprout So full of sadness So tender so weak So full full of sadness In the gloom at the base of the earth A sick and lonely face MIKI ROF After the kiss Are you asleep No you say Flowers in May Flowering at noon In the lakeside grass Under the sun I could close my eyes And die here you say HORIGUCHI DAIGAKU Landscape Curves of a woman s body Swelling undulating tangled The triangle of a sun baked island floating In a beautiful soft sea of milk Lacklustre ferns growing luxuriantlyGentle curves flowing plumply in three undulations Across the heart of the island At the nub In the shadows of the trees grown rank in the valley The tapered roof of the headman s house now here now out of sight Peach pink tapering house now here now out of sight SAIJ YASO The crow s letter I opened and readThe small red envelope The mountain crow had brought On the night of the moon The hills will blaze Savage and red I was going to reply When my eyes opened Ah yes there it was A single red leaf MURANO SHIR Black song From eyes from ears Blackness pours Melted in the night Flesh gushing from my mouth What can it be This black song Here no dawn reaches A vacuum In the earth s shade No tree house dog And here a heart That will not die That will not sleep Singing singing Friends of the world Listen to its song Black song of peace TAKENAKA IKUStarsOver Japan there are starsStars that stink like petrol Stars that speak with foreign accents Stars that rattle like old Fords Stars the colour of Coca Cola Stars that hum like a fridge Stars as coarse as tinned food Stars cleaned with cotton wool and tweezers And sterilized with formalin Stars charged with radioactivity Among them stars too swift for the eye And stars circling on an eccentric orbit Deep down They plunge to the base of the universe Over Japan there are stars On wintry nights Every night They stretch like a heavy chain KURODA SABUR I ve changed completely I ve changed completely Yes I m wearing the same tie as yesterdayI m as poor as yesterday As useless as yesterday Even so I ve changed completely Yes I m wearing the same clothes as yesterday I m as blind drunk as yesterday As clumsy as yesterday Even so I ve changed completely Ah Faced with all the half smiles and grins Curled sneers and guffaws I shut my eyes tight and stay still And Fluttering through me towards tomorrow Goes a beautiful white butterfly TAMURA RY ICHI October poem Crisis is part of meBeneath my smooth skin Is a typhoon of savage passion On October s Desolate shore a fresh corpse is thrown up October is my empire My gentle hands control what is lost My small eyes keep watch on what is melting My soft ears listen to the silence of the dying Terror is part of me In my rich bloodstream Courses all killing time In October s Chilling sky a fresh famine shudders October is my empire My dead troops occupy every rain sodden city My dead patrol plane circles the sky over aimless minds My dead people sign their names for the dying IBARAGI NORIKO The fruitOn a high branch A big green fruit A local lad slid up Stretched his hand and fell back What looked like fruit Was a moss covered skull MindanaoTwenty six years on On a baby jungle tree branch Caught by chance The skull of a Japanese soldier killed in battle Eye socket nostril In the sturdy young tree Grown vigorously In his lifetime This face Irreplaceable cherished Surely some woman must have cared for it The fontanelles of the tiny temples Who was the mother who had doted on them Twining her fingers in his hair Who was the woman who had drawn him tenderly to her If it had been me I broke off a year has passed I took out the draft again Unable to find a final line More years have gone by If it had been me In the end unable to produce a line to follow SHIRAISHI KAZUKO Street Dark street seedy town Raining a bit too cold We wore raincoats we had a black umbrella However much we signalled the taxis didn t stop So we set off walking Our bodies close clingingWhat kind of future did we face As we walked drenched to the skin Warm hotel Bodies Heated But the words And acts of our loving I cannot recall A single one Pond Go home I said Tonight I don t want you so Go home I said Sniffling and sobbing You went off I have no place to go back to Your path as you went weeping from my heart I traced again and again Your tear stains Spread across my body To become a pond And that pond engulfed my heart That night I went to sleep

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The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

Primitive period through the Nara Heian Kamakura Muromachi and Edo periods ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards including the rising poets Tamura Ryuichi and Tanikawa Shuntaro. Short simple solemn poetry seemingly unbroken in pursuit of its own aim and style for over a thousand years Well that s my impression since the front and back matter is not as enlightening as it should be there is all of one sentence explaining the method and intent of these translations

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Ly known and loved The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from the earliest. I guess I ve read most of the poems in the original Japanese Yes poetry is that popular in Japan And I like the translation I ve seen in this book


10 thoughts on “The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse

  1. says:

    Introduction by Anthony ThwaiteJapanese Poetry and Japan's Poets by Geoffrey BownasFurther Reading The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse From the Earliest Times to the Present NotesAppendices1 Glossary of Japan's Poetic Forms2 Taste words The Japanese Aesthetic3 Some Prosodic Techniues of the Japanese Poet4 Glossary5 Chronol

  2. says:

    An excellent book to pick up if you haven't any experience with japanese poetry I've read uite a few of the poets and poems that are featured but it was still nice to read them again The New Style Poetry section was specially enjoyableSome I likedPRINCE ŌTSU Poem exchanged with Lady IshikawaIn the dew dripping On the broad flanked hill Waiti

  3. says:

    I may be silent butI'm thinking I may not talk butDon't mistake me for a wall Tsuboi Shigeji Silent butThis fairly sleek little book is really a fantastic survey of Japanese poetry starting at around 270 AD and going all the way up to modern times As somewhat of an aficionado for Japanese literature this is the

  4. says:

    I guess I've read most of the poems in the original Japanese Yes poetry is that popular in Japan And I like the t

  5. says:

    Not bad but there are better collectionstranslations out there; Carter's anthology for Stanford Press is far superiorAlso I'd like to have a long conversation with the editor at Penguin who chose to devote a total of three

  6. says:

    The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millenn

  7. says:

    If you are interested in Japanese poetry then this is an ideal place to start The first three uarters of this poetic anthology focuses primarily on traditional Japanese poetic styles such as Choka Haiku Imayo Tanka and so forth Separated into chronological sections and a comprehensive introduction this is an anthology welcoming to those new to to Basho Issa Senryu and so on There's also an extensive section in regards to contemporary Jap

  8. says:

    I think fort he most part I enjoyed the older poems to the newer ones but this was still an enjoyable read I liked the vast range of poetry that was presented and it was nice to find some new poets to read in future

  9. says:

    Short simple solemn poetry seemingly unbroken in pursuit of its own aim and style for over a thousand years Well that's my

  10. says:

    so i enjoyed this a lot read treal slow tho caus eim kinda lazy but uhhhhh yrah was pretty cool im not usually a fan of poetry but this was prettycool