Write fantasy in poetry 夏のうたたね

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Write fantasy in poetry

Ooka Makoto (1931-2017) was one of my favourite Japanese poets. When I first read his poetry, I thought, “Oh, there’s such a world existing in the poetry”. He creates a world of fantasy that rises like a heat haze. One might ask whether fantasy is necessary for short poetry. However, when I was a child I would often see hallucinations. The border between reality and the surreal can be very blurred. That is why I want to express fantasy in my poetry.