Seshi Posted February 1, 2020 Share Posted February 1, 2020 Some of you may have heard of these poems before, but for me it wasnt until Chihayafuru that I became aquainted with them. This old poetry is very different from what I am used to reading so its refreshing to go through them. What are some of your favorites, and your thoughts on them? Do you mean to say we must pass life not meeting even for a time as short as the segments in the reeds that grow at Naniwa Bay? -- Ise This poem speaks to me well of the sadness that one might feel for the fleeting of time and of missed opportunities (of which I have let slip quite a few). But things were even harder for the people of this era. In reading these old poems I love that I can be transported to a time that I know relatively nothing about. Read about the secret desires they had for one another that weren't able to be acted upon for so many reasons... The seasons, traveling difficulties, status differences, Its an intriguing topic for me. Im glad these poems are still around for us to read today, to contemplate what things must have been like in another time. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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