Tag Archives: Tanikawa Shuntaro

Alone by Tanikawa Shuntaro

Alone Tanikawa Shuntaro Listening to “Pavane pour une infante défunte,” I think it might be better to live my whole life alone The image of me eating fresh-made buckwheat pancakes covered with maple syrup floats before my eyes Advertisements

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Battleaxe

Another one by Tanikawa from the collection 『世間知ラズ』 Seken shirazu (Ignorant), the title poem of which I translated before. It’s one of my favorite books. Hope you all enjoy this one! ~苦栗鼠 Battleaxe I got up after nine, drank some coffee … Continue reading

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One of the Days Before Eventually Returning to the Soil

Naoko over at The Lost Notebook Returns recently translated this poem by Tanikawa Shuntaro and we had a discussion about the title, which is quite difficult to translate. After putting so much thought into just the title, I thought I might … Continue reading

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This Person’s Already… (by Tanikawa Shuntaro)

Today marks three full revolutions we’ve made around the sun since the great earthquake which devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. With death on the mind this solemn day I’ve translated this poem. Let’s remember that those who died still live … Continue reading

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