Ono no Komachi

(c. 825—c. 900) / Japan)

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Ono no Komachi (c. 825—c. 900) was a famous Japanese waka poet, one of the Rokkasen—the Six best Waka poets of the early Heian period. She was noted as a rare beauty; Komachi is a symbol of a beautiful woman in Japan. She is also numbered as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals.

Komachi sometimes features in later period literature, including five Noh plays: Sotoba Komachi, Sekidera ... more »

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When My Desire

When my desire
grows too fierce
I wear my bedclothes
inside out,
dark as the night's rough husk.

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