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KevinS
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Post by KevinS » January 9th, 2021, 7:24 am

I like these poems.

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Post by CSCO » January 9th, 2021, 10:19 am

Hi, KevinS-san.

by KevinS » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:24 pm
I like these poems.
Thank you very much.

These poems are from Manyoushuu (まんようしゅう, 萬葉集, or 万葉集). It is the oldest anthology in Japan. Scholars have translated it into English and the translations must be correct as a study. But, are they enough as a current poem for usual foreign readers? (I don't know that. Because I have never read the translations.) In fact, it was a current anthology at that time, to say the least.

A Japanese famous poet said, "Anyone can become a poet if he read Manyoushuu 1,000 times." So, I translate it by myself to become a poet. (But my translation must be not correct...)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man'y%C5%8Dsh%C5%AB
https://ja.wikisource.org/wiki/%E4%B8%87%E8%91%89%E9%9B%86
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No way. He stole away a pretty thing, you know.
That's your heart.
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