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Sleeping, Sinning, Falling

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Sleeping Sinning Falling is a generous volume of selected and new poems, written over the last twenty-five years by one of the major voices in twentieth century Japanese poetry.

The translations are by Hiroaki Sato, who has published over twelve books in English translation. One of them, From the Country of Eight Islands, an anthology of Japanese poetry which he translated
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published July 1992)
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Sep 04, 2009 Jason rated it it was amazing
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Ah, my new favorite poet! If only, if only...

The Day of Fire

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Because it was the day of fire,
at every houes, furniture and things that became unnecessary,
chairs, tables, cabinets, and beds were brought out
and burnt spiritedly in front of the door or near the gate.
All over the field called the field of vision, far and near,
innumerable columns of fire rose and rose,
pointing straight at heaven.

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That day, i put together in one volume the poems
I had written for a long time for the one i loved,
knelt on
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Mutsuo Takahashi is one of my favourite Japanese authors.
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Mutsuo Takahashi (高橋 睦郎) is one of the most prominent and prolific male poets, essayists, and writers of contemporary Japan, with more than three dozen collections of poetry, several works of prose, dozens books of essays, and several major literary prizes to his name. He is especially well known for his open writing about male homoeroticism. He currently lives in the seaside town of Zushi, severa ...more
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