Akiko Yosano

(7 December 1878 - 29 May 1942 / Sakai)

Akiko Yosano Poems

1. River of Stars 12/7/2011
2. Labor Pains 9/16/2010
3. O My Brother, You Must Not Die 12/7/2011
4. This Autumn Will End 9/16/2010
5. Press My Breasts 9/16/2010
6. I Can Give Myself To Her 9/16/2010
7. Black Hair 9/16/2010
8. Auguste's Single Strike 12/7/2011
9. Not Speaking Of The Way 9/16/2010
10. In Praise Of May 12/7/2011

Labor Pains

I am sick today,
sick in my body,
eyes wide open, silent,
I lie on the bed of childbirth.

Why do I, so used to the nearness of death,
to pain and blood and screaming,
now uncontrollably tremble with dread?

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