100 Poems by 100
This collection of poetry comes to us from the Japanese book titled Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, also called Hyakunin Isshu. It is an anthology of 100 poems by 100 different poets. The poems are all in the style known as "tanka". Tanka are five-line poems of 31 syllables (5, 7, 5, 7, 7.). These poems are all court poetry dating from the seventh through the thirteenth centuries.
Hyakunin Isshu is said to have been compiled by the famous thirteenth-century critic and poet Fujiwara no Sadaie (also known as Teika).Section 1 Poems 1 thru 25
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This text was translated by Clay MacCauley in his book "Hyakunin-Isshu (Single Songs of a Hundred Poets)",: Kelly and Walsh, 1917
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