For Kim’s prompt over at Real Toads, Bugs and Insects. I love it!
iwa ni shimi-iru
semi no koe
it is so still— 197 more words
May GLLI Blog Series: Japan in Translation, No. 16
I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve been pitched a literary translation with the line: “The author is a best-seller in Japan.” If you know anything about Americans, you know that that argument is a non-starter. 939 more words
A wilderness of summer grass
hides all that remains
of warriors’ dreams.
Setting out on foot in the spring of 1689 from Edo with his disciple Kawai Sora, Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉, 1644–1694) traveled some 1,500 miles, for 5 months in the north of Japan.147 more words