Monthly Archives: April 2013

A-Tanka-A-Day: Yamata-no-Orochi

In an old summer, Eight hungry children slither Over eight valleys Unaware the sake they drink Will bring metal through their necks. © Michael Goldstein Advertisements

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Onamazu

A catfish struggles To shake off a heavy rock. The earth roars loudly And swallows society. Kashima was not watching. © Michael Goldstein

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Hitodama

Amidst the fireflies, A flaming ball of blueness Crawls along the air, And falls back into its earth. The man awakes from his faint. © Michael Goldstein

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Taka-onna

On a moonlit road, A woman climbs a brothel, To the second floor, Peeking at carnal desires, While her feet stay on the ground. © Michael Goldstein

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Umibozu

Placid skies and seas. A head, bald and black, rises In both loom and stare. The ship is crushed by the waves. A barrel was not needed. © Michael Goldstein

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Betobeto-san

The moon on the path, The sounds of footsteps are full. They are not the man’s. The man leaves the road open. Hurrying on, the sounds fade. © Michael Goldstein

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Gashadokuro

A skeleton creeps Within fog rolling on the earth. Man’s ears are ringing. The sound of chewing echoes, From a hand cold without flesh. © Michael Goldstein – – – – – – – – In other news, I’m pleased … Continue reading

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