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My soul will go as often as I like
To my lover in a dream
Because no one will blame me there.

-- Onono Komachi, Kokinshû 657 (trans. Donald Keene)

Date: 2010-06-30 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kdotdammit.livejournal.com
Goodness, that is sublimely beautiful.

Date: 2010-06-30 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randy-byers.livejournal.com
Written by a Japanese woman in the 9th century CE.

Date: 2010-07-01 02:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-01 03:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-01 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you.

-- Denys

Date: 2010-07-01 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] randy-byers.livejournal.com
It's a powerful dream, isn't it? It's worth looking up her other poetry too. She writes about dreams vs reality in a number of them.

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