/\ in poetry ?

whimsicott

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English
I tried to search this, honestly, but google just gave me coding sites!


I was reading these Yumeno Kyuusaku poems, but the one part I could not figure out at all was the /\s. What do they signify? I've come across them before in other older works, (like from the 20s and 30s, Yumeno was a 20s poet)

It shows up like this:

可愛き小鳥やは/\と

高く/\煙突にのぼり行く人を

I thought maybe it had to do with へ somehow but maybe not? If anyone knows anything I would really appreciate the help.

Also I made another thread before asking for help, but figured out my problem before anyone replied, but didn't know how to edit the post to say so. I'm sorry.
 
  • Flaminius

    coclea mod
    日本語 / japāniski / יפנית
    It's a make-shift rendering of くの字点 for horizontally-written Japanese texts.
    Your samples read:
    yawayawa-to
    takaku takaku

    Kunojiten is an obsolete device for written Japanese and it is seldom used in horizontal texts. You might find some in electronic texts archives such as Aozora Bunko.
     
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