He Said, She Said: Hara Tamiki

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I: Death
HT: Death made me grow up
I: Love
HT: Love made me endure
I: Madness
HT: Madness made me suffer
I: Passion
HT: Passion bewildered me
I: Balance
HT: Balance is my goddess
I: Dreams
HT: Dreams are my everything now
I: Gods
HT: Gods cause me to be silent
I: Bureaucrats
HT: Bureaucrats make me melancholy
I: Tears
HT: Tears are my sisters
I: Laughter
HT: I wish I had a splendid laugh
I: War
HT: Ah war
I: Humankind
HT: Humankind is glass
I: Why not take the shorter way home
HT: There is no shorter way home

Interview with Hara Tamiki (1950) by Anne Carson from Men in the Off Hours

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Engraved in stone long ago,
Lost in the shifting sand,
In the midst of a crumbling world,
The vision of one flower.
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One Response to “He Said, She Said: Hara Tamiki”
  1. womanativeother says:

    this is so beautiful is…

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