Tanka 01

Poem By Masaoki Shiki

curtains drawn,
the emperor's love
still lies abed—
on crimson peonies,
the morning sun shines

Comments about Tanka 01

An emperor remains emperor till he possess kingdom yet being human his emotions flows....10
'peony' is a kigo [season word] for Summer
- really a beautiful tanka
very powerful poem......!
an hidden eccentric message. Great

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Tanka 08

to every needle
of the needled pine it clings—
the pearl white dew,
forming but to scatter,