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Tag: Meredith McKinney

THIS HIGH ROPE OF WATER

In this high rope of water
twisting from times long gone
down the famous falls
I have bound my vows
for ages still to come

Zōki, ‘Ionushi’s Pilgrimage to Kumano’ tr. Meredith McKinney, in Travels with a Writing Brush.

TOPICS OF POETRY

topics of poetry

From The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon, trans. Meredith McKinney (Penguin, 2006).