Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko (Hardcover)
The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko
Chin Music, 9781634059626, 64pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2016
In early-1900s Japan, Misuzu Kaneko grows from precocious bookworm to instantly-beloved children's poet. But her life ends prematurely, and Misuzu's work is forgotten. Decades later her poems are rediscovered--just in time to touch a new generation devastated by the tsunami of 2011. This picture book features Misuzu's life story plus a trove of her poetry in English and the original Japanese.
At sunrise, glorious sunrise
it's a big catch
A big catch of sardines
On the beach, it's like a festival
but in the sea, they will hold funerals
for the tens of thousands dead.