Poems

Original card from Japan
Fujiwara no Teika, Hyakuninisshu, nr 97

Handmade by Shogundo Hyakuninisshu original, card 97
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Fujiwara no Teika
– The poet who selected Japan’s 100 best poems
in the year 1235.

50 classical quotations of beautiful and important poems in the English language.

Examples (Listen!)

Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,

Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil’s foot
Card no.14: John Donne
from “Song”

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying;

And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying
Card no. 22: Robert Herrick
from “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time”

She walks in beauty like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,

And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
Card no. 39: Lord Byron
from ”She Walks in Beauty”

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