- Greetings to the list!
For the recent Queen's Prize Tournament here in Calontir, I wrote an
excerpt from a nikki bungaku (poetic diary). I did get some helpful
comments from my judges, (including his Excellency Akitsuki Yoshimitsu
from this very list) and some nice compliments from various other folks,
and a whole lot of "Um...looks like a LOT of work, I really don't know
anything about Japanese stuff, etc". (I did get more comments about my
display--I transposed the first page into hiragana and made a scroll so
people would have something to look at besides a binder). So I thought
perhaps that I would ask for feedback from this list as well, since many
of you are acquainted with the genre. Plus I figured some of ya'll
might want to see it. :-)
It's a decent length (about 15 pages for the nikki, plus 11 pages
documentation/bibliography), so it may take a little time to read. Some
of the poetry may look familiar--I've posted some of it on this list in
the past year or so.
Thanks for any advice you may have. I'm self-taught in my knowledge of
Japanese literature--reading a lot of books, basically--so I'm sure
there are HUGE gaps in my knowledge!
Writing from my home overlooking the Great River,
Ki no Torahime
(aka Tace of Foxele)