A Poetic Exchange on the Kamo River’s Edge in Kyoto, 7/24 (AKA “Yes, My friends and I are, indeed, grad students in East Asian Studies.”)
Now on the river,
Cold drink clutched in my dry hands,
I drink to friendship.
Such memories may fade,
But a chu-hai never dies.
Oh, how the moon shines
On the river of a thousand years.
The light never dies.
It was the moon of Genji,
But tonight the neon glows.
Dancing on the surface of
the Kamo river -
Is your light not the same light
As that which Genji once saw?
Part 1 of a series on Soseki’s Kokoro. Click through for more!
Now if there was a reference to the latent homoeroticism, it would become perfect.
My new grad school: not like a regular housing administration, it’s a cool housing administration.
Still cringe when I see Taemin topless
(not sure why either, considering I’ve slept with and found attractive dudes with his body type) but damn, that beat.