One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

FEATURED 📌 Rating: ★★★★ 20/07/18 Soon, we will not be in this world together And all will be a memory: Now, for just a moment, How I wish to meet. — Izumi Shikibu, #56 Better than Neruda, I tell you. One hundred people, one poem each. That’s the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a Japanese anthology compiled by Fujiwara … More One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

Poems and Prose: A Bilingual Edition – Georg Trakl

Rating: ★★★ 15/07/17 Georg Trakl was born in Austria in 1887. He started writing poetry at a very young age, however he later decided to study pharmacy. After that, he enlisted in the army but never stopped writing. During World War I, he worked as a medical official. He witnessed the harrowing consequences of the war … More Poems and Prose: A Bilingual Edition – Georg Trakl

Luna de Enfrente: Cuaderno San Martín – Jorge Luis Borges

Rating: ★★★★ 13/16/16 Moon Across the Way (1925) and San Martín Copybook (1929) are the last two books that complete the poetic trilogy Borges had started with Fervor of Buenos Aires (1923). There is a particular, tangible atmosphere that acts as a bond among those three collections, one that goes beyond the lyrical tone and elegance … More Luna de Enfrente: Cuaderno San Martín – Jorge Luis Borges

Gitanjali or Song Offerings: Introduced by W. B. Yeats – Rabindranath Tagore

Rating: ★★★ 06/05/17 It is the pang of separation It is the pang of separation that spreads throughout the world and gives birth to shapes innumerable in the infinite sky. It is this sorrow of separation that gazes in silence all night from star to star and becomes lyric among rustling leaves in rainy darkness of … More Gitanjali or Song Offerings: Introduced by W. B. Yeats – Rabindranath Tagore

Miyazawa Kenji: Selections – Kenji Miyazawa

Rating: ★★★ 13/04/17 I said, “The evening sun the color of ancient gold,” and your eyes reproach me: Why seize on despicable gold to compare to this solemn evening sun? The family of Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) practiced Pure Land Buddhism, a prominent branch of Mahayana Buddhism. In 1915, the poet shook the foundations of their relative’s … More Miyazawa Kenji: Selections – Kenji Miyazawa

The Book of Images – Rainer Maria Rilke

Rating: ★★★★ 28/04/17 I would like to step out of my heart’s door and be under the great sky. — Rilke, “Lament” A myriad of shades, a plethora of images, the juxtaposition of sentiments which soothe and unsettle. A miscellany of visuals and existential hues. A mélange of nuances and distinctive sounds. A sense of clarity with … More The Book of Images – Rainer Maria Rilke