Category Archives: Ono no Komachi

Poem – No Exchange of Glances

No exchange of glances a barren beach How I hate myself for it Doesn’t he realize it Heedless of distance , the fisherman Coming and going on weary legs Advertisements

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Poem – The Colour of this Flower

He colour of this flower Has already faded away While in idle thoughts My life goes by  As I watch the long rains fall 

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Poem – The Fisherfolk Live 

The fisherfolk live With in the bay, rowing boats With out oars They are all at sea how cruel the world Where I am sunk in sadness

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Poem – In this World 

In this world The living grow fewer The dead increase How much longer Must I carry this body of grief ?

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Poem – In Reality 

In reality  You must do it, I suppose But even in my dreams, too Hiding from prying eyes To see you do that pains me so

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Poem – Upon The Path of Dreams

Upon the path of dreams My feet don’t rest Constantly trailing to you, yet In reality, a single glimpse Not even that have I had of you 

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Poem – Upon my Breast

Upon my breast Floats a boat of heartbreak And I have just embarked There is not a single day when waves Do not soak my sleeves.

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