in this film there was a scene set in a writing class with Joe (William Baldwin) and Ellen (Sherilyn Fenn) where he reads a love poem by a Japanese poetess to impress the object of his affection - he tries to pass it off as his own work but the teacher exposes his blatant plagiarism.
What is the poetess name and the poem title?
I did some poking around, but not much luck. Without a transcript or even a single line of the poem, I don't see much hope for illumination.
It's likely the poem was just made up for the film (Did he speak Japanese? Translating haiku or senryu into English would destroy the structure). I have not seen this movie, though.
thanks for the insight, they mention in the movie that is the oldest written piece konw in japanese
> The oldest written work in Japanese literature is Kojiki in the 8th century, in which Ō no Yasumaro (太安万侶) recorded Japanese mythology and history as recited by Hieda no Are (稗田阿礼), to whom it was handed down by his ancestors.
sorry was arguible the first novel in japanese or any other language... murasaki: the tale of genji
thanks for your help