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Tanka : letter

dear Hana-ogi
you studied poems, koto
what do you wish for?
calligraphy inks poems
sad life confined by beauty

tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I added about 1/3 blank area for my poem but the rest of it is an Utamaro print. My apologies to those who love Utamaro.

The original of the ukiyo-e above is by Kitagawa Utamaro from his 高名美人六家撰 (Famous Beauties from 6 Best Houses) series. At the time it was illegal to have

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Senryu : mirror

Reflections mirror in their eyes reflecting only distortions like so many lies the vision that they see must be of someone else, not me by M. Nakazato LaFreniere poem and image done when I was […]