A Night Song In a Mountain 道修山夜曲

Another lovely poem translated by our resident poet, Kimura Hirotoshi

By Chuya Nakahara
Translated by Kimura Hirotoshi

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That night, the stars looked about to shower.

In a stand of pines,

I a squatter.

 

Oh, a steam train!

Chuffing in the starlight—

Where you headed tonight?

 

The wind has sunk,

The earth is dank.

All quiet, near and far,

The blades of the bamboo grass.

 

That night, the stars looked about to shower.

In a stand of pines,

I a squatter.