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Prompt: Translation

Image by Oli Lynch from Pixabay As a teacher, the poet John Ashbery gave as a prompt Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Archaic Torso of Apollo”…

Love and the Ink Dark Moon

Izumi Shikibu, a poet at Empress Teishi’s court.(Shown here in a c. 1765 Kusazōshi by Komatsuken) When my desiregrows too fierceI wear my bed clothesinside…

Prompt: Translation

Translations are an important part of the poetry world.  Even translating the deceptively-simple haiku is difficult and worthy of argument. We use the phrase “lost…