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February 3, 2009

Akiko memories

Filed under: literature, photography, poetry — Tags: , , — mercurialme @ 11:34 am

Andreas Heuman

Black hair
Tangled in a thousand strands.
Tangled my hair and
Tangled my tangled memories
Of our long nights of love making

Yosano Akiko (1878-1942)
translated by Kenneth Rexroth

From Wikipedia

Akiko Yosano (与謝野 晶子 Yosano Akiko, 7 December 1878 – 29 May 1942) was the pen-name of a Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer, active in late Meiji period, Taishō period and early Showa period Japan. Her real name was Yosano Shiyo. She is one of the most famous, and most controversial, post-classical woman poets of Japan.

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