、、、 、 stones single, or in handfuls
to the sea
no ‘good or bad’ fortune
but whether or not there is a song.
Sayuri Okamoto, winner of a 2014 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, translates the aurally and visually stunning poetry of the ‘untranslatable’ Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu. You can also read Okamoto’s essay on her translation process here.