Drifting Flowers of the Sea and Other Poems

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Sadakichi Hartmann was born in Nagasaki Harbor, to a German businessman and a Japanese mother. His mother died during childbirth and Sadakichi was sent to Germany to be raised. He arrived in America in 1882 and became friends with Walt Whitman. Sadakichi became an art and literary critic, wrote plays, short stories and several volumes of poetry. His poetry was heavily influenced by both the Japanese forms and Symbolist poets like Stéphane Mallarmé. - Summary by Nemo (0 hr 39 min)


Instead of a Preface 2:28 Read by Nemo
Nocturne 2:20 Read by Nemo
Why Do I Love Thee? 0:55 Read by Nemo
Why Do I Not Love Thee? 1:09 Read by Nemo
Drifting Flowers of the Sea 2:04 Read by Nemo
Immaculate Conception 0:58 Read by Nemo
A Triloet 0:41 Read by Nemo
Parfum Des Fleurs 0:46 Read by Nemo
Twilight Hours 3:14 Read by Nemo
Tanka 2:22 Read by Nemo
Dawn Flowers 2:06 Read by Nemo
To the ‘Flat Iron’ 1:52 Read by Nemo
As The Lindens Shiver in Autumn Dreams 2:47 Read by Nemo
Love by The Sea 4:55 Read by Nemo
Sweet Are The Dreams on the Breeze-Blown Strand 2:48 Read by Nemo
The Pirate 8:24 Read by Nemo