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Other Heavens

Other Heavens She shone for me like the sun, Bringing certain truths to a stretched-tight sky, Showing things according to her lights: The fire-freckles on rivers’ skins, The hues of crops arching high, The living, raging joy of fusion! She … Continue reading

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In which it turns out that not all round things are the same

月と鼈 (Tsuki to suppon; “The moon and a turtle shell”) Definition: The moon is round, and a turtle shell is also round. But they have essentially nothing else in common. This kotowaza refers to things that, while they may have … Continue reading

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