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Kawano Yuko & Nagata Kazuhiro / For Instance, Sweetheart

  • Kawano Yuko & Nagata Kazuhiro / For Instance, Sweetheart
"An extraordinary love story unfolds in these pages, more than forty years of a wife and husband balancing the reality of being in relationship with the truth of each their ‘own-being’ through the exacting discipline of tanka poetry. Day by day, they observed and concentrated their ever-shifting emotions into five-line capsules. It is not a fairy tale; all sides of love find expression here, including its loneliness, uncertainty and ephemerality even after decades of marriage. This record proves there is no ‘ordinary’ in the everyday of human life, not when it is borne witness to by poets with wide-open, honest hearts. " - Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto, translator of the Kagerō Diary and Sarashina Diary
978 1 76041 307 1, 180pp




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