Re: Poetry news from Makiwara
- It has been my continued pleasure to participate in the exchange of
poetry with the wonderful Makiwara-dono in various forums...
Poetry was a typical and frequent indulgence of Samurai and Courtiers
in my chosen time period (1330's - during the reign of Go Daigo
Tenno) and I feel honored that the Lady Makiwara thinks my humble
soldier's utterings are worth mention.
My house codes do not forbid the study of poetry, and in the presence
of the Honorable Legitimate Son of Heaven, it is a wise thing to be
able to keep pace with the Kuge...
I would also like to point out that Lady Makiwara-dono's work is
quite tallented, friendly, and thought provoking...I invite you all
to share prose with her...
Date Saburou yukiie
Yama Kaminari Ryu
Shi wa hei to de aru - all are equal in the grave...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "makiwara_no_yetsuko"
> Makiwara is pleased to announce that her collection of original
> now includes the other side of her correspondence with theillustrious
> and talented Date Saburou Yukiie of Clan Yama Kaminari.fun!
> Both inspiration and co-conspirator in an attempt to re-create a
> courtly correspondence of medieval Japan, Date-dono has made it an
> absolute joy to try to get into a kuge lady's head space. Our latest
> "duel" started last week on Clan Yama Kaminari's Poetry Slam. Judge
> the results for yourself.
> Clan Yama Kaminari sponsors a bi-weekly "Poetry Slam" on themed
> topics. All are welcome to submit entries using period poetry forms,
> even Western European ones. Please visit http://www.yamakaminari.com
> and click on "Poetry Slam" in the menu at the left to get in on the
> As always, thanks for your interest and support.