Yoshitada, “Untitled Tanka”

Sone No Yoshitada

Read By: Kiyoshi Houston

The lower leaves of the trees
Tangle the sunset in dusk.
Awe spreads with
The summer twilight.

  • Sone No Yoshitada
  • Pre-15th Century
  • Early Middle Japanese
  • English
  • Poetry
  • Nature
  • Form
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Sone No Yoshitada, untitled tanka ["The lower leaves of the trees"] translated by Kenneth Rexroth from One Hundred More Poems from the Japanese. Copyright © 1974, 1976 by Kenneth Rexroth. Used by permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation.