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Hurry up to see her before my mum’s gone: Michinoku no Hahano inochi…

みちのくの 母のいのちをひと目見ん ひと目見んとぞ ただにいそげるMichinoku no Haha no inochi wo Hitome-min Hitome-min tozo Tadani isogeru To the Toh...
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A romantic Tanka by the 75th Japanese Emperor: Se wo hayami Iwani sekaruru…

瀬を早み 岩にせかるる 滝川の われても末に 逢はむとぞ思ふSe wo hayami Iwa ni sekaruru Takigawa no Waretemo sueni Awamutozo omou swift on the ro...
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An early spring Tanka by Emperor Koukou: Kimiga tame Haru no noni idete…

君がため 春の野に出でて 若菜摘む 我が衣手に 雪は降りつつKimiga tame Haru no noni idete Wakana tsumu Waga koromode ni Yuki wa furitsutsu For yo...
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insomnia snow不眠の雪 – a Tanka Poem

silent night counting my solitude quiet and busy over the windowsill piling up insomnia snow しんしんと 更ける夜半に 目を覚...
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Haiku and Tanka Collection in Japanese and English: My Books

Haiku and Tanka are traditional Japanese poetry styles. Haiku poem is composed of 17 moras which are supposed to...
Haiku

Haiku & Tanka Practice: My First English Book self-published

I have self-published some books in Japanese before, but this is the first time to publish a book in English. I am so ha...
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