まほろばことば

    mahorobakotoba

    This blog's name comes from まほろば meaning "paradise" in old Japanese and ことば, meaning "word." Perhaps this also ties into the name of the blog creator, Mahoshi. On the blog, Mahoshi shares that the reason they created this site was to provide a blissful space online to share modern Japanese poetry. The types of poetry the site offers are 現代詩 (gendaishi) and 近代時 (kindaishi), which are from around the Meiji era to the mid-Showa era. All of the poems on the site are the author's personal recommendations.

    The poems are paired into categories, such as poems related to the sky, the ocean, the moon, and so on. After clicking on a poem, you can read an introduction, the poem itself, and more detailed information about it. The poems are relatively short and the blogger breaks down the writing in their own words. The site is likely best suited for an intermediate to advanced learner as the content can use upper-level wording.

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