#222 – Satoko

Beautiful from birth, like a princess Ready for the Matsugae's name and son. Engaged to the Emperor's son, while sleeping With her true love Kiyoaki, she voided him From her womb in two ways. Being unable To bear it she became a nun and prayed ceaselessly Through the lives of the reincarnations of her First … Continue reading #222 – Satoko

The Decay of the Angel by Yukio Mishima, book review

The Decay of the Angel or Tennin no Gosui in Japanese is Mishima’s 1970 novel. The forth and final in his tetralogy known as the Sea of fertility, and extremely late in his writing career, this is his last book before his suicide. This story follows Honda in his old age, and Toru who is a sixteen year … Continue reading The Decay of the Angel by Yukio Mishima, book review

The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima, book review

The Temple of Dawn or Akatsuki no Tera in Japanese is Mishima’s 1970 novel. The third in his tetralogy known as the Sea of fertility, and extremely late in his writing career. This novel follows Honda once again, and the mad Siamese princess Chantrapa who believes that she is the reincarnation of a Japanese man and wants to be … Continue reading The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima, book review

#220 – Honda

From a young age your mind Was that of a judge, a logician. Watching your romantic friend die, Washing away his spring snow spirit, Another friend breaking his bowels Like a spurred runaway horse, And another, but this time a love, Mesmerised your eyes with her Tanned thighs, but later died: a poison From a snake … Continue reading #220 – Honda

#218 – Isao

Born to a prominent patriot and Raised as a champion of Kendo. Little did you know that you Were a romantic reborn as a Runaway horse: Power is action, And to truly know is to act. Purple being the colour of corruption While your nation was colourblind. Your dream of the exploding sun behind Eyelids, … Continue reading #218 – Isao