Japanese poetry

February 28, 2007 5:06pm CST
I love japanese poetry!!! I would like to know who else likes to read japanese poetry!!
3 responses
• Namibia
8 May 07
Wow, some of the people commenting here realy knows their stuff. I've read quite a few translations - in English (do not know Japanese)and I love the simplicity of the verse and the big space left open to think on. Hope this makes sence
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• Philippines
23 Apr 07
i never had the chance to read one but i believe it is as good as the lyrics in every japanese song. ive heard some scraps from various movies that consists of japanese culture. and i find it interesting, though i do not understand entirely because i can only understand few. still translations are big help in understanding the language.
23 Apr 07
yea your right, you can get alot of useful words and phrases from reading them, i sit there translating them and get alot of practice out of it!!! so yea if anyone wants to improve their japanese read some old poetry!!! hehe
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• Sweden
1 Mar 07
Can't say i've read any, please give me some.
1 Mar 07
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/hyakunin/hyakub.html ((i really like the 2nd one))