Saturday, September 6, 2008

#20 Prince Motoyoshi

Motoyoshi Shinno

Wabi nureba
Ima hata onaji
Naniwa naru
Mi o tsukushite mo
Awan to zo omou

Prince Motoyoshi

In this dire distress
My life is meaningless.
So we must meet now,
Even though it costs my life
In the Bay of Naniwa.

I think feelings of love and despair are expressed in this poem.


Sherry said...

Despair and love seem to be same in some way, perhaps on some continuum they exist. Beautiful expression.

nobu said...

Thanks for your comment.

Sherry said...

I feel it Nobu, as if I were there..I can smell the air..