Tuesday, January 5, 2016

One Man's Maple Moon: Chastity Tanka by Larry Kimmel

English Original

talking with three guys
the co-ed shields herself
with a book --
Shelley guarding her chastity

bottle rockets, 30, 2014

Larry Kimmel

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

庇護了她 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

庇护了她 --

Bio Sketch

Larry Kimmel is a US poet. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Pittsburgh University, and has worked at everything from steel mills to libraries. Recent books are this hunger, tissue-thin, and shards and dust. He lives with his wife in the hills of Western Massachusetts.

1 comment:

  1. The unexpected yet sociopolitically significant turn in the lower verse sparks the reader's emotions and reflection on the relationship between education and socially prescribed roles of women.

    Note: Mary Shelley received little formal education; she was taught by her father in a broad range of subjects and encouraged to adhere to his own liberal political theories. In her 1835 novel, "Lodore," Shelley engaged readers with political and ideological issues, particularly with the ones regarding the education and social role of women. In the view of Shelley scholar Betty T. Bennett, "the novel proposes egalitarian educational paradigms for women and men, which would bring social justice as well as the spiritual and intellectual means by which to meet the challenges life invariably brings".