Masaoki Shiki

(1867 - 1902)

Comments about Masaoki Shiki

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/20/2016 1:15:00 PM)

    In his last years, writing and eating fruit were the only pleasures in his sick bed.
    He was tortured by pain, but when morphine could mask the main, he enjoyed painting, too.
    While the death was closing to Shiki, he composed a haiku on a cicada.

    a late summer cicada
    at the top of his voice
    chirping, and chirping.......

    The image of the life of the cicada overlaps his fate close to death.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/5/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    for PH: don't you think that this page should be erased..?

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/5/2015 4:13:00 AM)

    it's MasaokA Shiki
    go to the correct page (MASAOKA SHIKI) for much more poems

Tanka 07

on the pine needles,
each of the slender needles,
a dewdrop rests—
a thousand pearls lie
quivering, yet never fall

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