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Ono no Komachi translations
by Michael R. Burch

Ono no Komachi translations

These are my modern English translations of the ancient Japanese poems of Ono no Komachi…

Submit to you, is that what you advise?
The way the ripples do
whenever ill winds arise?
―Ono no Komachi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Watching wan moonlight flooding tree limbs,

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Original Haiku by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are original haiku by Michael R. Burch, along with a few wake/tanka and haiku-like poems.

Untitled Haiku

Dark-bosomed clouds
pregnant with heavy thunder ...
the water breaks
―Michael R. Burch

one pillow ...

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Original Haiku by Michael R. Burch
by Michael R. Burch

These are original haiku by Michael R. Burch, along with a few wake/tanka and haiku-like poems.

Untitled Haiku

Dark-bosomed clouds
pregnant with heavy thunder ...
the water breaks
―Michael R. Burch

one pillow ...

......

Continue reading
Ono no Komachi translations
by Michael R. Burch

Ono no Komachi translations

These are my modern English translations of the ancient Japanese poems of Ono no Komachi…

Submit to you, is that what you advise?
The way the ripples do
whenever ill winds arise?
―Ono no Komachi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Watching wan moonlight flooding tree limbs,

......

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