Shinkichi Takahashi

Sweet Potato by Shinkichi Takahashi

Sweet Potato by Shinkichi Takahashi

Sweet Potato by Shinkichi Takahashi English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto Original Language Japanese Of all things living I’d be a sweet potato, fresh dug up. Hits: 2 »

Camel by Shinkichi Takahashi

Camel by Shinkichi Takahashi

Camel by Shinkichi Takahashi English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto Original Language Japanese The camel’s humps shifted with clouds. Such solitude beheads! My arms stretch beyond mountain peaks, flame in the desert. Hits: 1 »

Gods by Shinkichi Takahashi

Gods by Shinkichi Takahashi

Gods by Shinkichi Takahashi English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto Original Language Japanese Gods are everywhere: war between Koshi and Izumo tribes still rages. The all of All, the One ends distinctions. The three thousand worlds are in that plum blossom. The smell is God. Hits: 2 »

A Wood in Sound by Shinkichi Takahashi

A Wood in Sound by Shinkichi Takahashi

A Wood in Sound by Shinkichi Takahashi English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto Original Language Japanese The pine tree sways in the smoke, Which streams up and up. There’s a wood in sound. My legs lose themselves Where the river mirrors daffodils Like faces in a dream. A cold wind... »

Shell by Shinkichi Takahashi

Shell by Shinkichi Takahashi

Shell by Shinkichi Takahashi English version by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto Original Language Japanese Nothing, nothing at all is born, dies, the shell says again and again from the depth of hollowness its body swept off by tide — so what? It sleeps in sand, drying in sunlight bathing in ... »