Friday, June 13, 2014

the bird, the bell, and me (misuzu kaneko series #5)

The Bird, The Bell, And Me
by Misuzu Kaneko
translated and illustrated by dosankodebbie

Though I hold out my arms as wide as I can,
I can never soar the skies;
A little bird can do just that,
yet not run as fast as I can.

Though I jiggle my body from head to toe,
I can't make pretty sounds;
A tinkling bell can do just that,
yet not know as many songs as I do.

The bell, the bird, and then there's me;
each of us different, and each of us good.

4 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed that poem ( and your art ). Poetry forces us to think, which is always good. Poetry is another kind of music.

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  2. Music for the eyes and for the heart.

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  3. this poem begs for etegmi, doesn't it?

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  4. That's s beautiful poem. So simple and so profound.

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