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Learn Japanese From Ono no Komachi

Not much is known about her, according to many historians, she was a very beautiful woman who was born in the village of Ono in Ogachi around 850 CE. There is a legend about her, according to which, Ono no Komachi enjoyed breaking hearts of her many suitors, which was the reason she was punished by life, living alone until her death, but it is only a legend. The only certainty is that she was an amazing Japanese poet. Some of her most beautiful Poems are:

  • Of the heart of man Hito no kokoro no

  • In this world! Hana no wa iro

  • Their color faded away Utsurinikeri na

  • While meaninglessly. Itazura ni

  • I spent my days in the world. Wa ga mi yo ni furu

  • And the long rains were falling. Nagame seshi ma ni

Other great poems are mention below:

On dream and reality

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Kare wa arawareru ka

watashi wa nemutte shimattanode,

kare no koto o kangae?

Watashi ga shitte ita baai ni nomi,

watashi wa yume o mite ita,

watashi wa koto ga naidarou.

Kono ai no genjitsudesu.

Matawa yume?

Watashi ga shiru koto wa dekinai

Toki ni genjitsu to yume no ryoho

Hontoni kison nashide wa sonzai.

Did he appear

because I fell asleep

thinking of him?

If only I'd known

I was dreaming,

I'd never have wakened.

Is this love reality

or a dream?

I cannot know

when both reality and dreams

exist without truly existing.

On Love

Okyakusama ni teishutsu suru

Sore wa anata ga nani o

itte iru koto ka?

Mizu de no hoho wa, sazanami

Aidoringu-fu ni teishutsu suru?

Okite iru jikan de

shizen, osoraku,

shikashi, yume no

dono yo ni hisan'na,

eikyu ni senpuku shite

tanin no me kara

Submit to you

could that be

what you are saying?

The way ripples on the water

submit to an idling wind?

In waking hours

natural, perhaps,

but even in dreams

how miserable,

to be forever hiding

from the eyes of others

On transience

Karera wa, henko

Anata wa sore ga

hyoji sa renaimonono

Karera no kao no iro de

Kokoro nai korera no sakura

Kono sekai no hitobito no

They change,

though you don't see it

in the color of their faces

these blossoms that are

the hearts of

the people of this world

Imagining her death and cremation

......

anashii... Watashi o taiki owari...

Saigo ni kangaeru tame ni

Watashi wa tan'naru heizu narimasu

Firudo-jo ni awai ryokushoku no

Sad\85the end that waits me\85

to think at last

I'll be a mere haze

pale green over the fields


Author: Ichika
"新しい言語は、新たな人生の始まり。"
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