nothing but the moon tonight—
and cotton-like clouds in burnished shreds...
above a ragged wall of black pine trees
lining the narrow road sporadically lit—
where I and this form of a shadow split.
~Kokoro Sonzai 2010 (trans. Son Rivers)
Barbarians - I went to Nagasaki! While I was there I bought a modern reprint of Sakamoto Ryōma's *Kaientai's* famous Waei tsūin iroha benran 和英通韻伊呂波便覧 ("Basic manual ...
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