Out of my dreaming heart : a collection of tanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Neely, Mark, 1971-
dc.contributor.author Cox, Aubrie
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-13T13:26:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-13T13:26:12Z
dc.date.created 2013-05-04
dc.date.issued 2013-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197191
dc.description Access to this thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only.
dc.description.abstract The poetry collection Out of My Dreaming Heart: A Collection of Tanka is a synthesis of creative output and research. Using the short, lyrical Japanese forms tanka and kyoka, it captures the essence of yokai, Japanese mythical creature's their desires, origins, and/or eccentricities. Through a variety of voices and stretching across time and space, the 100 poems explore and tackle themes such as loss, dreaming, memory, music, and fear, with a special focus on human imperfection, women, and children. In addition to the poems, there is a comprehensive index with short explanation of each yokai represented.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.description.tableofcontents |tA holy fool --|tInkstains like paw prints --|tEven as I call --|tTouring exhibit --|tBlue heron fire --|tThe old washing machine --|tFlame-tipped bird --|tMidsummer night --|tCrackling surf --|tLeaves drift --|tEvery creak --|tLate autumn --|tRefugees --|tYou insist I need --|tFeeling my way --|tThe lighthouse's beacon --|tEnd of his route --|tFree-styling --|tWatching the other kids --|tDeep cracks --|tA tail swept --|tBones --|tDropping blue pebbles --|tCutting winds ... --|tWorking knots out --|tSailors in every direction --|tA sunburned drunk --|tFlea market banjo --|tThe fire eater --|tNight before we tear --|tTeapot knocked --|tWatching him leave --|tWet petals --|tOrb-weaver's web --|tWildfire ash --|tRain washing out --|tUnder a straw hat --|tThe dog snarls --|tUpturned soil --|tLast heat slipping --|tBack from a weekend --|tWinged dog monument --|tShe leaves a light on --|tSunlight trickles --|tMountain pass --|tLeopard spotted --|tUsed sparkler wires --|tSummer heat ... --|tTeaching me piety --|tIn an updraft --|tKudzu vine --|tBalancing the budget --|tI open the door --|tWidening holes --|tFlickering sodium lamp --|tI twist and untwist --|tThat dream again --|tOn my way back --|tSlipping my toe --|tStatic between --|tAnother wolf sighting --|tTea and tobacco ... --|tFish and rice --|tSeed moon --|tWhippoorwill --|tShy shapeshifter --|tSummer night --|tCandles snuffed out --|tEvening downpour --|tShelving books --|tCarp scales --|tSpring breeze --|tLate night walk --|tFrom the top shelf --|tAfter the birthday party --|tWave-worn --|tToo tired to sleep --|tAutumn leaves gather --|tA friend of a friend --|tArrows and sparrows --|tAll the nightmares --|tCeiling water stains --|tBlack mold --|tA scream --|tCold and ageless --|tA dark mass passes --|tDistant foghorn --|tTorrential downpour --|tSpring snow --|tPouring sake --|tClouds passing --|tNew Year's resolution --|tTownship chases --|tHailstones tear --|tThe childless couple --|tBirds diving --|tLights drifting --|tEyes shut --|tShoki-shoki --|tCancer ward children.
dc.subject.lcsh Waka -- 21st century
dc.subject.lcsh Kyōka -- 21st century
dc.subject.lcsh Yōkai (Japanese folklore) -- Poetry
dc.title Out of my dreaming heart : a collection of tanka en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 6 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1714189


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