Milky Way

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the milky way
at midnight
a drunkard dances

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Fabrizio Frosini 08 June 2016

in a slight different translation: '' ama no kawa mayonaka no yoidore wa odoru'' '' beneath the River of Heaven / the drunkard dances all night '' (the 'River of Heaven' is the Milky Way for the Japanese people)

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Fabrizio Frosini 05 June 2016

the milky way is an Autumn kigo

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Fabrizio Frosini 05 June 2016

about Santoka's alcoholism he struggled with this problem for a good deal of his life. On several occasions he was even arrested for public drunkenness and vagrancy.

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