2016年10月8日土曜日

Tanka... Flower of Karma


<Tanka/ 短歌   Flower of Karma/ 業の花>
For Kenji Miyazawa  宮沢賢治に
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暗く咲くとふ業の花みたされぬ血の印章の我が雲なるか

the dark flower
of  Karma blooming …
is it my cloud
as a seal of the blood
even unsatisfied

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   Yesterday,  I visited Kogensha in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.   
        Kogensha was deeply related with Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933), who was one of the greatest poets and juvenile literature writers in Japan and no Japanese doesn’t know his name except babies unable to read and write.  His world in his works is filled with fantasy.  Some of his works were made into anime movies such as ‘Night on the Galactic Railroad’ introduced around the world.
           He did self-publishing at Kogensha in 1924.   Those days, he was unknown.  Only few people knew his name.   He became known after his death.

    Now, Kogensha shows Kenji’s autograph works and sells the local crafted products with a café providing delicious coffee.
  In the garden, some works of his were written on the white walls.   While reading them, I was impressed so deeply that I thought it was worth visiting.

     I composed Tanka after reading Kenji’s work, “Petals of Karma Flower”.



 昨日、宮沢賢治と縁が深い岩手県盛岡市の光原社を訪ねてきました。光原社は賢治が生前に自費出版した出版社で、今は賢治ゆかりの原稿が展示されていたり、岩手県の工芸特産物が売られています。また、美味しいコーヒーを淹れてくれる素敵な喫茶店もあります。

 外の庭には賢治のいくつかの詩が白い壁に書かれ、読んでいるうちにこの光原社を訪れただけでも、遠路はるばる隣県の秋田県からはるばる盛岡に来た甲斐があったとつくづく思いました。

 賢治作「業の花びら」を詠み、私もその「業の花」を題に1首詠いました。


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muddy ponds
bursting with
popping lotus
along the water edge
Karma blooms whistles
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