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  1. Having just been sent a book of Ryōkan’s poems by a friend, and eager to know more about waka, lovely to come across your website… what a wonderful labour of love. Thanks.

    Given that the book got soggy in the outside mail box, I sent my friend the following – my first ever English-style waka – on a postcard:

    the book you sent me
    soaked to the skin by the rain
    took five days to dry
    thus blessed by the elements
    Ryōkan’s poems now bless me

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