Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Genji Monogatari: Young Murasaki

What could she say to the fantastic foolybear.....
—Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The notion is hege-
monic. Unnatural made
natural by a Prince's
actions. The child
did not see it either
way. She named her
dolls after him: he gave
her more. Houses to
put them in after putting
her in his. Wrote poems
to her, drew pictures
for her to copy. The
view out over the sea had
the quiet all on its own.


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