Neither thumbs up nor thumbs down for Love Poems from the Japanese translated by Kenneth Rexroth. Poetry.
Not anywhere near the standard of the previous book of Rexroth-translated Japanese poetry I’ve read, One Hundred More Poems from the Japanese. All of the best poems in here were also in that one. So read that one instead.
“Your hair has turned white
While your heart stayed
Knotted against me.
I shall never
Loosen it now.”
—Kakinomoto no Hitomaro
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