Tanka 04

Poem By Masaoki Shiki

In the spring chill,
as I slept with sword by pillow,
deep at night
my little sister came to me
in dreams from home.

Comments about Tanka 04

The external fear can be conquered by the inner peace..
a beautiful, poignant tanka...

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