After Izumi Shikibu

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It would console me if your hand retraced a young secret fondle unafraid of waking the ink dark moon.

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11 thoughts on “After Izumi Shikibu

      1. That picture you have used is called a woodblock-print. It was not the tanka … but a one-line tanka is a new way of tanka-writing. I know that haiku are sometimes written in a one-line.

      2. Woodblock-art is a really old Japanese custom for art … there are a lot of great woodblock-artists … all illustrations in e.g. the tale of Genji are made with a woodblock. Those are awesome illustrations.

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