Ono no Komachi

(c. 825—c. 900) / Japan)

How Hollow - Poem by Ono no Komachi

How hollow
Are tears upon a sleeve
In gemlets;
For mine cannot be dammed
As a surging flood!


Comments about How Hollow by Ono no Komachi

  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/24/2016 6:40:00 AM)


    おろかなる涙ぞそでに玉はなす我はせきあへずたきつせなれば

    oroka naru
    namida zo sode ni
    tama Fa nasu
    ware Fa sekiaFezu
    tagituse nareba

    How hollow
    Are tears upon a sleeve
    In gemlets;
    For mine cannot be dammed
    As a surging flood!


    Ono no Komachi 小野小町

    [from KOKINSHŪ - KKS XII: 557]
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 2, 2010



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