Shiga Naoya – Waga Koi wa Chihiro no Umi no Suteobune

A poem from Shiga Naoya’s short story ‘Manazuru’. I love this story and I love the power in this poem.

Japanese
我が恋は千尋(ちひろ)の海の捨小舟(すておぶね) 寄る辺なしとて波の間に間に

English
My love is a skiff abandoned on the fathomless sea
With no shore or support
But the mercy of the waves

Romaji
Waga koi wa chihiro no umi no suteobune
Yorube nashi tote nami no manimani

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