Exploring English Syllabic Verse
For whatever reason, this lovely poem reminds me of one of the last summer tanka in the Kokinshu where the poet wonders about the unknown "hostelry" of the moon before dawn.
That's an awesome comparison! Thanks. For those unfamiliar with the Kokinshu, here is the Tanka I think Brian is referring to, it is 166:Now that dawn has comewhile the evening lingerson this summer night,in what cloudy hostelrymight the moon have gone to rest?(McCullough translation, Page 46)
That's the one!
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