【后真相时代，诗有何用】Poetry makes nothing happen, declares W. H. Auden. True though it is, as it distances from immediate action, poetry does nurture change in me, in us, in you, in them —— in the world. While words-spurred action often destroys, construct as it could, poetry-seeded change is CHANGE for the better the true the beautiful. Yeah, poetry makes nothing happen except change.
人はいさ 心も知らず ふるさとは 花ぞ昔の 香ににほひける
I do not know if your heart has changed.
But plum blossoms scent are the same as before in my hometown.
The Kokin Wakashu (古今和歌集)is an early anthology of the waka form of Japanese poetry, dating from the Heian period(10th century).
Kuki Shuzo: A Philosopher's Poetry and Poetics
by Kuki Shūzō (Editor)
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published April 30th 2004 by University of Hawaii Press (first published April 2004
ISBN 0824827554 (ISBN13: 9780824827557) Original title Kuki Shuzo: A Philosopher's Poetry and Poetics