BK. Ezra Pound

197. Wells, Keiko. ‘Tsuki no natta Ono no Komachi’ (Ono no Komachi having become  the moon). Bungaku 3/2 (1992): 132-41.

Follows a line of argument first suggested by Miyake (in 187 and 191) in finding that in his versions of Sotoba Komachi (17c) and Kayoi Komachi (17d), and in manifestations of Komachi in The Cantos (see 72a and e), Pound conflates Ono no Komachi with Demeter, and that she thus became for Pound a representation of both the Earth Mother and the Moon Goddess.







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