Friday Poetry: Indifferent Love

Poem 602 of the Kokin Wakashu poetry anthology by Mibu no Tadamine, one of the Thirty Six Immortals of Poetry:

月影に  tsuki kage ni
我が身をかふる  waga mi wo kauru
ものならば  mono naraba
つれなき人も  tsurenaki hito mo
あはれとや見む  aware to ya min

Which Professor Rudd translates as:

If only I could
trade my earthly form for that
of the shining moon
surely my indifferent
love would know me too as dear.

Also, since today is Tsukimi, I also highly recommend this famous poem.


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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