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A lunar cycle of poems project - night 2

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  • art_fetish
    ~~~Night 2, Hunter s Moon ( http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon ) ~~~ Color of the flower Has already passed away While on trivial things Vainly I have set my
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      ~~~Night 2, Hunter's Moon ( http://stardate.org/nightsky/moon ) ~~~

      "Color of the flower
      Has already passed away
      While on trivial things
      Vainly I have set my gaze,
      In my journey through the world." - Komachi (834 - 880ad), daughter of Ono no Yoshisada. A woman of great beauty, and is counted as one of the Rokkasen, or "Six Great Poets", the only woman among them.


      "Hana no iro wa
      Utsuri ni keri ni
      Itazuri ni
      Waga mi yo ni furu
      Nagame seshi ma ni" - Japanese version of the poem

      This poem is featured in the book "Hokusai - One Hundred Poets", among many other books out there about Japanese poetry.
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