The pleasant things you said were said As much, no doubt, to ease The savageries of silence As they were said to please: But when one learns the truth, what use Are all such pleasantries? Anonymous (late 7th century) Translated from Japanese by Graeme Wilson

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.
QR Code to Pleasantries
Read this article in
QR Code to Subscription page
Start your subscription today