Treasure Island

Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro

(662 - 710 / Japan)

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  • Sue Powell (5/20/2014 4:06:00 AM)

    His best poem, in my opinion, is 'When She Was Still Alive', which is not listed on this website.

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As a mat of creepers

As a mat of creepers,
Is the sea at Iwami;
Amongst the mangled words of
Kara Point,
Upon the reefs
Grows the algae thickly;
On the rocky shoreline,
Grows the jeweled seaweed;
Soft as jeweled seaweed

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