‘The City’ – C.P. Cavafy

ONLY THIS You said:  “I’ll go to some other land, I’ll go to some other sea There’s bound to be another city that’s better by far. My every effort has been ill-fated from the start; my heart-like something dead-lies buried away; How long will my mind endure this slow decay? Wherever I look, wherever I…… Continue reading ‘The City’ – C.P. Cavafy

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Princess Shikishi Poem – 式子内親王の詩

今日はこの詩を見つかりました。本当に本当にきれいだと思いました。そしてこのブログで付けて、忘れないようにしました。Winter Becoming Spring1In spring toowhat first stands out —Mount Otowa —from the snow at its peakthe rays of the sun appear.2Here deep in the hills,my pine door would never knowthat springtime had come —but for a broken trickleof jewels of melted snow.3Though warblers have not called,in the sound of cascadespouring down rocksspring is heard.Spring4With spring…… Continue reading Princess Shikishi Poem – 式子内親王の詩