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Two Poems

Poetry Shuzo Takiguchi
Translated from the Japanese by Yuki Tanaka and Mary Jo Bang


1. Angel, on this shore a see-through devil embraces a rose. The rose color of the rose’s hair is the devil’s miracle. You stand, leaning against a coral generator, on a sandy beach. When God is hiding in a seashell, the devil’s red shadow is on a gable. It is noon.

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Issue 24



Spring 2016


Shuzo Takiguchi (1903–1979) was a poet, painter, art critic, and one of the most prominent Surrealists in Japan. He spearheaded an interdisciplinary art group called Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop), which was active from 1951 to 1957. His first collectionof poems, The Poetic Experiments of Shuzo Takiguchi 1927–1937 (Shinchosha), was published in Japanese in 1967.


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