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WINTER SOLITUDE

A loose translation of yet another old Japanese winter waka: My dwelling; In the fallen snow The path is gone; Forging through to visit me Comes no one at all. The first part of the waka is: My dwelling; In … Continue reading

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SO COLD THE WINTER….

Here is a loose translation of another old Japanese waka for the season of winter: So cold the winter! The wind never ceases In the mountain village. Still the sleet is falling Ever more heavily. As previously mentioned, a waka … Continue reading

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