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Thread: Manyoshu, an 8th century Japanese collection of poetry

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    I like the iambic meter William N. Porter used to translate those tanka using extra syllables and rhyme.

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    I don´t understand Japanese, but it seems that these poems don´t rhyme in the original.
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