After my bath
my steaming breasts
as if wiping
a long rainy season: haiku & tanka
trans. by Leza Lowitz
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Ei Akitsu was born in Kukuoka Prefecture, Japan in 1950. She has published many books of tanka, including To Lily Magnolia, Opium, and Faint White Light, all to critical acclaim. For more information about her work, see a long rainy season, pp. 77 - 98.