Tanka 02

Masaoki Shiki 1867 (Matsuyama, Ehime) – 1902 (Tokyo)

the plaintain at the veranda's edge
unfolds its coiled leaves,
its jewels,
and veils the water basin
in five feet of green

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Masaoki Shiki

Masaoka Shiki, pen-name of Masaoka Noboru was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan. more…

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