One Hundred Poems by Shizue Ogawa

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Pages:208
ISBN:1-4955-0775-0
978-1-4955-0775-5
Price:$179.95
Professor Brian Keith-Smith translated these poems from German from the Japanese poet Shizue Ogawa. He collects about 100 of Shizue's 300 poems.

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"This landscape within herself developed into a hymn to rich almost automatic response as if she was breathing the variety in the natural landscape. Early spontaneity was to became a search for the lost innocence, a form of reconciliation with nature and celebration of the closeness between inner and outer worlds. Reflected in 2012 she calls for confidence in the emotions, a relaxed response to existence, and to the unique joy of every moment."
From an Introduction

Table of Contents

1. Dusk

2. The Tears of a Poet

3. The Well

4. Solitude

5. Waves

6. The Serpents with My Name

7. The Mould

8. The Violin

9. A Perfume Bottle

10. Scenery

11. Nameplate on the Roof

12. Good-bye, Summer House

13. The Mailbox

14. Japanese Peppercorns

15. Flying Kites

16. The Rock Garden

17. Death

18. A Comfortable Pair of Old Shoes

19. Even in the Fishbowl It's Study Time

20. The Winter Sleep of Insects

21. Woodland Orchestra

22. Sake

23. The Five-Storied Pagoda

24. Wings-Things-Between

25. The Chisel

26. Hattori Jubei the Swordsmith

27. Sound

28. The Temple Bell

29. Yakushiji Temple

30. One-Hundred-and-Eight

31. Time

32. Dawn

33. Our Shinto Altar

34. The Angry Tree

35. The Crooked Tree

36. Like a Violin

37. Could I be a Form I like?

38. The Stamp Counter at the Central Post Office

39. Pencil Shop

40. Sharpen the Teeth of a Saw

41. Our Piglet Outshines Them All

42. Hello, Goodbye, Our Frogs

43. Fantail

44. Forest of Maple Trees

45. Do Not Set the Birds Free

46. The Advertising Balloon

47. Parting Ways

48. The Bon Festival Season

49. Suou Kimono

50. Linden

51. Your Blue Blouse

52. The Back Button is for the Person I Love

53. Song of a Shell

54. Strelitza

55. Desert Flowers

56. Primroses

57. Orchid

58. Liege

59. Belgian Forest, Poets' Forest

60. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto

61. The Seine

62. Right Bank of the Seine

63. If I Only had Two Pens - Mukkula's Manor

64. A Day

65. Eternal Lake

66. After a Summer Shower

67. Birds in the Liffey River

68. Do not Flee from Rain

69. Alma Mater

70. Horizon

71. Urn

72. My Airport Sapporo

73. Terminal M.

74. Quietness

75. A Painting

76. Wind - A Soul at Play

77. Post Office's Red Lamps

78. Biscuits with Marmalade

79. Until My Tea Cools

80. How Do you like it?

81. Sunset

82. Peach-coloured Sunset

83. Our Morning

84. Honey

85. The First Train of the Day

86. Soil

87. Thaw

88. Box

89. Dreams

90. Distribution

91. Rotation Shift

92. The Plainest Plate

93. A Soul at Play - Shape

94. Shape

95. Straw

96. Rattan Chair

97. Differences

98. Untold Truth

99. Yuufutsu Field

100. Morning Dew