/ Japanese

Takuboku Tanka #1

はたらけど
はたらけど猶わが生活楽にならざり
ぢっと手を見る

I work
and I work,
but life gets no better;
I look fixedly at my hands.

Published in Pathos Spring 2013

Nick Giampietro

Nick Giampietro

Nick graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Japanese Literature and a minor in English, and works as a Software Engineer in Portland. He lives with his wife and dog-of-a-cat.

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