Tanka Shrine – “on the white sand” – May 5, 2015

Chèvrefeuille writes in CDHK’s The Tanka Shrine: “For this episode I have chosen a Tanka by Ishikawa Takuboku. Takuboku was a contemporary of Shiki and like Shiki, Takuboku died of tuberculosis on the age of 26.”

On the white sand
Of the beach of a small island
In the Eastern Sea I,
my face streaked with tears,
Am playing with a crab

© Ishikawa Takuboku (1886-1912)


And here is my contribution: