The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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By Ono no Komachi, Izumi Shikibu, Jane Hirshfield (Translated by), Mariko Aratani (Translated by)
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I don't really like much poetry. I generally come away from a poem by some well-known poet thinking, 'Now what makes that a poem?' However, I do like The Ink Dark Moon. It's a collection of short love poems and aubades by medieval Japanese women. In each poem a simple image elegantly evokes an intense emotion. That's all I need.

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These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780679729587
ISBN-10: 0679729585
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: October 3rd, 1990
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics
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