Chimako Tada

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Chimako Tada (多田智満子 Tada Chimako?, April 1, 1930 – January 23, 2003) was a Japanese poet renowned for her surreal style and evocation of women's experience in post-war Japan. She authored more than 15 books of Japanese poetry, and also translated prose and poetry from French. Tada wrote in traditional styles, such as tanka and haiku, as well as contemporary prose poetry.
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1.
A Spray Of Water: Tanka [the Round Spoon]
the round spoon
with the curvature
of a concave mirror
scoops out my eye
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2.
A Spray Of Water: Tanka [the Hot Water In]
the hot water in
the abandoned kettle
slowly cools
still carrying the resentment
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3.
A Spray Of Water: Tanka [one Narcissus]
one narcissus
draws close to another
like the only
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4.
Person Of The Playful Star: Tanka [i Listen To Songs]
I listen to songs
of someone handsome
at the apex of night
the Milky Way overflows
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5.
Person Of The Playful Star: Tanka [there Is A Hole At]
there is a hole at
the end of night
a secret
surrounded by red
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