'Azumanga Poems'

by

A Gentleman Of Leisure.

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1.

Chiyo, on Sakaki - Tanka

"Night time in Japan -
Your cat Mayaa is sleeping
By your soft shoulder.
When the Moon shines on England
I too am dreaming of home."

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2.

Sakaki, on Chiyo - Haiku.

"Curled up, Chiyo sleeps.
Lucky Tadakichi-san
- he is her pillow."

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3.

Yomi - Tanka

Yomi bears a curse,
One that she cannot escape
- Her best 'friend' Tomo,
Who writes her name as 'Wisdom'
Without knowing its meaning.

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4.

Chiyo, on Mayaa & Sakaki - Tanka.

"Mayaa, dreaming of
Iriomote-jima,
Sleeps by his mother.
Her long hair is like nightfall
- I do not know what she dreams."

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5.

Kagura - Haiku.

Running or swimming,
She puts to shame members of
The 'Going Home Club'.

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6.

Osaka's Complaint - Tanka.

"Yukari-sensei
Knows when I am daydreaming
- Throws her chalk at me.
She wants to stop me thinking
Of everything but English!"

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7.

Yukari-chan - Tanka.

Yukari-sensei,
Eyes in the back of her head,
Targets Osaka.
It's unfair - no one throws chalk
When Yukari-sensei sleeps!

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