Bernadette Geyer

(1968 / USA)

Pearls - Poem by Bernadette Geyer

And so I look back
still thinking of her
with painful heart,
this clench of inner flesh.

—Kakinomoto Hitomaro
from Manyoshu


Comments about Pearls by Bernadette Geyer

  • Chinedu Dike (2/1/2016 5:51:00 AM)


    A well encapsulated piece of poetry depicting heartfelt, nicely articulated and insightfully penned from inner recesses of the heart with conviction. Thanks for sharing Bernadette. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/25/2016 12:28:00 PM)


    Man'yōshū - or the ''Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves'' - is an ancient Anthology of poetry compiled during the Nara period (probably by Ōtomo no Yakamochi) .
    Kakinomoto Hitomaro is the most prominent of all the poets included in the collection.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016



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