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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A poem at one with nature
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When I lived in Japan, I met a poet, Toshie Kuroko, (her pen name).  In a predominantly Buddhist country she stood out as a Catholic.  We became very good friends.  I found her to be charming, intelligent, generous of spirit, kind and a great inspiration.  She wrote this poem, a reflection of how she is feeling at this present time.  She wrote it in Japanese.  I have translated it into English.  Her words are simple yet poignant.  Her thoughts in harmony with nature and with life. M Knows

 

All - Everything

Once upon a time, the mountain was worshipped as a God

by Toshie Kuroko

 

The seasons change, spring has come

The mountain smiles, talks

How is everyone?

Let's all enjoy

Is anyone lonely?

Let's hold hands and create a circle

Everyone is welcome to join

What do you want to do?

Do you simply want to sit in silence, that's fine

Do you want to run around together with friends, just running around 

Do you want to walk leisurely while looking at flowers

Do you want to talk as much as possible

As there will be good people who will listen in silence

The mountain is created by the hand of God

Of course, all of us too

Things we see with our eyes

Things we cannot see

All the things we feel

Everything anything

Everything is at the mercy of God

everything is predestined

The end

 

The original poem written in Japanese

 

【すべて、なにごとも……..                    

「その昔、山は神様そのものであったと……..                  黒子敏江

季節は廻り、春が来た

山はほほえみ、語りかける        

みんな元気?

どなたも遊びにおいでよ!

一人ぼっちの人はいない?

みんなで手をつないで輪をつくろうよ

誰もがそのままで、来ていいんだよ

何しようか?

何もしたくない者は黙って座ってていいよ

一緒に走りたい人は友達と一緒に駆け巡ればいいから……..

ゆっくり散歩したい人は誰かと草花を眺めながら道草してもいいんだよ

おしゃべりしたい人は思いっきり、いっぱい一杯おしゃべりすればいい……..

聞いているだけで良い人は黙って聞いてあげて……..

山も神様がお創りになったのさ

もちろん、私たちも……..        

目に見えるもの

見えないもの

感じられるもの全てを……..

どんなものもナニゴトをも……...

すべて、御旨の儘に…….. 

何事もご計画の中…….


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