Akiko Yosano


Born
in Osaka, Japan
December 07, 1878

Died
May 29, 1942

Genre

Influences


Sometimes Yosano Akiko. See also 与謝野 晶子.

Akiko Yosano was the pen-name of a Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer, active in the late Meiji period as well as the Taishō and early Showa periods of Japan. Her real name was Yosano Shiyo. She is one of the most famous, and most controversial, post-classical woman poets of Japan.

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Tangled Hair: Selected Tank...

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River of Stars: Selected Poems

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The Poetry of Yosano Akiko

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Poeta de la pasión

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午後 [Gogo]

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与謝野晶子全集・138作品⇒1冊 [Yosano Ak...

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“I can give myself to her
In her dreams
Whispering her own poems
In her ear as she sleeps beside me.”
Akiko Yosano

“Gently, I open
the door to eternal
mystery, the flowers
of my breasts cupped,
offered with both my hands.”
Akiko Yosano

“Without returning...
O my feelings
In this gathering darkness of spring,
And against my koto
My tangled, tangled hair.”
Akiko Yosano, Tangled Hair: Selected Tanka from Midaregami

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