Japanese Poetry Collection Manyoshu

A collection of Japanese poetry titled, Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves) is an anthology of 4,500 poems varying from short tanka to long choka forms. Continue reading

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was a historical king of the Sumerian city-state of Uruk, a major hero in ancient Mesopotamian mythology, and the protagonist of the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem written in Akkadian during the late second millennium BC. Continue reading

Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh relates to the futile search for immortality of a Sumerian king based on the king who ruled the city of Uruk (Erech) in 2200 BCE. Continue reading