Introduction to Idiophonics (Natural Sounds) in Early Japanese Women’s Poetry
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with prose and poetry by
Princess Shikishi, Chiyo-ni, Otagaki Rengetsu, Abutsu-ni, Lady Ise,
Michitsuna no Haha, Sei Shonagon, Priestess Senshi & Ema Saiko
The crushing sound of footsteps in snow (wav 80 K) might also be included in this category.
Each time the shower returns,
the leafy oak
waiting in my garden
and takes it in.
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(tr. by Hiroaki Sato)