Upon The Path Of Dreams Poem by Ono no Komachi

Upon The Path Of Dreams

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Upon the path of dreams
My feet don't rest,
Constantly trailing to you, yet
In reality, a single glimpse:
Not even that have I had of you.

Another translation by Kenneth Rexroth:

Although I come to you constantly
over the roads of dreams,
those nights of love
are not worth one waking touch of you.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jaella Nelson 08 December 2016

Though I go to you ceaselessly along dream paths, the sum of those trysts is less than a single glimpse granted in the waking world.

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Fabrizio Frosini 18 June 2016

another waka by Ono no Komachi, about dreams and juxtaposition of dreams and reality: ???????????????????????????? As I yearned for him I closed my eyes and there he was! Standing before me, If I’d known it was a dream I wouldn't have awoken..

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