Poetry is vital to Japanese culture.
Poetry is vital to the soul.
Poetry speaks to us and for us, so that we might be silent and reflect.
And so...I present a humble project: a lunar cycle worth of poems. The poems I am collecting and presenting are already written works by famous Japanese poets in period. I will try and present the poem first in Japanese, and then in English when such is an option.
~~~Night 1, Hunter's Moon ( http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon
"When the evening comes
From the rice leaves at my gate
Gentle knocks are heard;
And, into my round rush-hut,
Autumn's roaming breeze makes way." -By Tsunenobu (1016 - 1097ad), statesman, calligrapher, and musician. A rare poem that mixes sight and sound.
Kado-da no inaba
Ashi no maro-ya ni
Aki kaze zi fuku" - Japanese version of the poem