and post notes and photos about your poem like Suzanne Delaney.
“The Tale of Genji or , Genji Monogatari in Japanese is a very famous book written by a noblewoman and lady-in-waiting called Murasaki Shikibu during the Heian period (794 to 1185). Every Japanese person has read at least a part of this book and studied it at some point in their lives but it’s also been recognised as a valuable and significant piece of literature in the West and it’s often included on the reading list for Japanese studies at universities overseas.
.......life is very precious and we need to appreciate our short time on this beautiful Earth. Cherry blossoms are a fleeting joy and many of the themes throughout The Tale of Genji are an example of this bittersweet impermanence. This reflection on passing whims and placing value on what is really important to us certainly gives you pause for thought.”
(sakurabito), an old word that became popular in the 11th century to describe people who love cherry blossoms,
hanami -(cherry blossom viewing party)
Hikikomori -socially reclusive individuals