Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Society and the World

What do you think of the difference?

Society is always around you, but the world can be around and within you.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

On Inauguration Day

six words description:

He is raising his right hand,
wearing a red tie as usual,
putting his left hand on Book.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Tanka

一粒の向日葵の種まきしのみに荒野をわれの処女地と呼びき (寺山修司)
(hitotsubuno himawarinotane makishinomini kouyaowareno shojochitoyobiki)

Only planting a seed of sunflower has made me call the open space my virgin land.

Blessed are those who have a seed of sunflower in your hand.
On Coming-of-Age Day in Japan.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Haiku

葱買て枯木の中を帰りけり (与謝蕪村)
(Negikoute karekinonakao kaerikeri)

Bought green onions and went home through naked trees.

It ushers us into a Japanese hearth.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

My favorite Dylan's song

Dylan's Nobel makes me think of what literature is. The singer's achievement gives me a sense of freedom that literature is not only within books. Any words could be something wonderful, just as "the answer is blowin' in the wind."

Here is my favorite Dylan's song:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"The Darkness"

One day, catching the sound of a Dylan’s song through the speaker, a Canadian teacher mentioned a singer from the country. I have heard his name before but I have not much listened to his music.

Leonard Cohen is a Canadian singer and poet. He wrote as follows:
“I caught the darkness. It was drinking from your cup.”

Please listen to his deep voice.
What is the darkness? Is it something between you and me?