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August 03, 2008


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Lovely as lilies, and reminiscent of a poem from the Japanese translated by Arthur Karney:

When the birds fly
from this side of the water
to the other they take their pride
and leave their melancholy behind

they leave us to protect
homeland and horizon
like a watercolor made of rain
and the juice of three berries

Thank you, Ming Holden, for bringing it with you.

Beautiful poems, sweet comment. Who wrote the Japanese poem? What century?

Thak you Connie Fell! What a gorgeous Japanese poem. Simon Wickham-Smith and I translated Chilaajav's three here, and I'm fairly certain Simon hadn't read the Japanese ones either. How amazing, the ripples and relations of one poem to another, though two may exist far apart in time and place...thanks again Connie!

Haidav Chilaajav is not Japanese. He is a Mongolian poetry. So this are Mongolian poem.

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