The Floating Bridge of Dreams

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Murasaki writing at her desk at inspired by the Moon

 

Reading Lady Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji

1000 years old with its 400 tanka.

Like the western sonnet, the tanka turns,

from the pivotal image to personal response.

The past floats up to the present.

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