稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (32)

2020年4月 短歌

April 2020, Tanka

All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳

 

1.

 

 

碧緑の沼にしづみし魂は日のみたまひて言霊つむぐ

 

a spirit

sinking deep in a jade-green tarn

spins

soul of language only with

sunshine given by …

 

2.

 

 

ゆっくりとコロナ警告車はしる中つましき花が春陽にゑむ

while a car

warning of Coronavirus

passes slowly…

a modest flower smiling

in the spring sunshine

 

3.

 

感染者 身の近くには無きにあれ細胞ふるへるコロナウイルス

 

even though

there are no infected persons

around me

my cells shivering with fear

of COVID-19

 

4.

 

 

今こそ渡れ! 白鳥ら 空をさく鳴き声高き夜なべの帰還  

 

“Now, Fly over!”

to swans –

returning to Sibelia

their high-pitched calling

breaks up the night sky

 

 

5.

 

焔たつ蝋燭に線香消えずけむりつぐ風なき日の墓参

 

keeping smoking…

fiery candles and incense sticks

don’t go out

a family-grave visit without winds

at Vernal Equinox

 

6.

 

モバイルの電波塔工事の人と挨拶交はす5G前

 

I exchange

morning-greeting with men

constructing

a mobile broadcast-tower

before 5G releases

 

7.

 

 

彼岸明け淡雪まひて肩に散る 微塵となり吾もかくあらばや

 

at the End of Vernal Equinox

faint snow whirling to

my shoulders

I, also, wish I became particles

and faded so…

 

8.

 

 

杉菜らのクラスター萌えコロナ禍の感染者なき里の卯月は

 

field horsetails

sprout in a cluster

without

coronavirus infection

… a rural silence in April

 

9.

 

 

朝霜の解くるを俟つか 堅香子は花びらとじて傾斜(なだり)に光る

 

do they

await the morning-frost thaw?

Katakago flowers

closing petals

shining on a slope

 

  • Katakago is “dogtooth flower” and the name is from “Manyoshu”.

 

 

10.

 

クラスターは和語になるらむ嘗てわれ群れの英訳に見出せし語

 

“Cluster”

looks becoming

a Japanese word

I found it years ago

for translating “Mure/群れ”

 

  • Since COVID-19 was spreading, the government of Japan has used it written in Katakana letters.

One thought on “稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (32)

  1. even though
    there are no infected persons
    around me
    my cells shivering with fear
    of COVID-19
    ..
    Rika Inami! Thanks for soulful tanka. It is real situation all over the world.

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