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Kasen: Wild Plum Budding Out
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                                             mandala

    February 8, 2009 - October 24, 2009
    Tina, Anne, D.Horse, Mandala and Nightinmale



       in twos and threes
       the wild plum budding out---
       a drowsy moon
                        Tina

         nightingale in silhouette
         air is still bit cold
                        Anne

       listen, my niece started
       a new career as a nurse
       what is the best gift for her?
                        D.horse

         time flies and soothes
         all human sufferings
                        Mandala

       with cards, coffee in the cup,
       palm or anything
       fortune told
                        anne

         a sinking piano singing
         in the deep sea
                        Nightinmale


       yo ho ho
       we are pirates
       off Somalia
                        mandala



         why do grownups take
         dreaming so seriously ?
                        tina

       damn the alarm clock!
       my prince was
       just about to kiss me
                        d.horse 

         here is a wand
         left among the pumpkins
                            anne

       an old woman
       looking for the sickle moon
       disappeared into the kitchen
                          nightinmale

         a black cat sharpens claws
         a long night of autumn
                           mandala




       the house has been
       under construction
       since 19xx
                 tina

         no subway wanted
         underneath
               d.horse

       figures dancing on
       invisible strings
       of the marionette
               anne

         who knows…
         I’m detective
               nightinmale



       draw and shoot
       while a petal flutters
       to the ground
                 mandala

       
         
         a sweet girl named Kaoru
         swaying on a swing
                     tina

    ナオ
       d
    ozing over a book
       was an old lady on the bench,
       a breeze brushed her gray hair
                     d.horse





         Mt Yari is the spiritual mountain
         of spears for pilgrims
                      anne

         
       look!
       a quivering egg
       on a stone table
                      nightinmale

         in this way began
         Pompeii’s last days
                      mandala

       while
       the lion tamer
       puffed smoke rings out
                      tina

         the clown took
         his white makeup off
                      d.horse

       amigo!
       darling!
       kisses and hugs innumerable
                      anne

         thy name is frailty
         therefore I love thee
                      nightinmale

       who is reciting
       the swan song
       the late poetess wrote?
                      mandala

         under an elm
         playing the lute
                      tina

       the moon evinces some pain
       as I recall my old folks
       left in the remote home
                      d.horse

         ambitious student sighed
         at evening class
                      anne



    ナウ

       on a bookshelf
       timing an explosion
       a lemon
                 nightinmale

         'count me in skull and bones'
         said someone in the dark
                   mandala

       I'm sure of
       the seminar at Shirahone
       a superb sucess
                   tina

         heavy thing dumped from roof
         thawing season has come
                       d.horse

       can you hear the postman
       coming with mails
       to the flowers ?
                       anne

         like a paper plane
         spring’s landed softly
                       nightinmale





        ――The End of Kasen: Wild Plum Budding Out――
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      寒い毎日です。昨日、集まりのあと、電車の中でそろそろ英語連句の発句とのことでしたので、丁那さんにもヘルプして貰いましてなんとか作ってみました。いかがでしょうか。

      A kite above the beach
      laughing loudly at
      people of sand nightinmale

      (砂の人高く笑ふやいかのぼり)
      | nightinmale | 2010/02/07 11:36 AM |
      では、前句のpostmanをair mail specialを運ぶサン‐テグジュペリに見立てたようなおもむきの

      like a paper plane
      Spring softly landing

      を挙句にいただきましょう。ただ、前句にcomingがあり、また、kasenの〆の感じを出すために、

      like a paper plane
      spring’s landed softly

      の形にすることをおゆるしください。

      みなさま、おつきあい有難うございました。
      また次の機会まで。

      | mandala | 2009/10/25 1:55 PM |

      a saloot of a butterfly
      telling us the water spot nightinmale

      でした。すみません。
      | nightinmale | 2009/10/24 6:34 AM |
      can you hear the postman
         coming with mails
         to the flowers ? anne

      a saloot of a butterfly
      tell us the water spot

      I wonder if that frog
      winkled on a stone table

      like a paper plane
      Spring softly landing

      薔薇の花、花の本、刺繍の花、は冒険でしたので、順当な花を頂きました。挙句お待たせしました。ご一直を御願いします。
      | nightingale | 2009/10/24 6:31 AM |
      No.34

      heavy thing dumped from roof
      thawing season has come
                      d.horse

      tuke

        ring-a-ring-o-roses*
      flowers and blossoms
      all in full bloom
      anne
      (* from Mother Goose)

      thud!
      flower book of gilt top
      by Edward Burne-Jones

      flower patterns embroidered
      her weddeing linens
      are ready

      can you hear the postman
      coming with mails
      to the flowers ?


      | | 2009/10/08 11:07 AM |
      I'm sure of
      the seminar at Shirahone
      a superb sucess
      (tina)

      for No.34

      guys dispersed
      rolled diploma under their arms
      (d.horse)


      beyond the rock over there
      look, baby rabbits moving


      heavy thing dumped from roof
      thawing season has come
      | d.horse | 2009/10/06 11:19 AM |
       count me in skull and bones
       someone said at dark

      を採用していただきありがとうございました。気がついたのですが2句前にeveningがあり、さすがに気がひけますので

       count me in skull and bones
       someone said in the dark

      と変更させてください。
      | mandala | 2009/10/05 3:27 PM |
      Tina-san,

      Instead of making a wish, I made a vow:
      "I will change my lifestyle habits to remain the same (or to survive)".
      | d.horse | 2009/10/04 3:53 PM |

      count me in skull and bones
      someone said at dark
      (mandala)

      don't you get frightened
      with all those creaky sound
      up here all by yourself ?

      I'm sure of
      the seminar at Shirahone
      a superb sucess

      I know
      they're looking at me
      suspiciously

      toward althea blossoms
      a lost rosinante
      approaching
      (tina)

      D.Horse-san & all---
      Under the harvest moon of the last night, did you make a wish for something special?
      | tina | 2009/10/04 1:30 PM |
      前句の
       ambitious student sighed
       at evening class
                anne

      に、一番素直につくのは

       a lemon
       laid on a bookshelf
       waiting a time of an explosion
             nightinmale

      でしょうか。でも3行目、ちょっと音節が多すぎるので、

       on a bookshelf
       timing an explosion
       a lemon

      と短くさせてください。

      では

       on a bookshelf
       timing an explosion
       a lemon

      をいただきまして、


       Tiananmen
       let me hear your tale
       of sixty years
            (mandala)

       count me in skull and bones
       someone said at dark

       biting winds erased
       footprints on beach sands
      | mandala | 2009/10/02 10:09 PM |
      ambitious student sighed
      at evening class anne

      a lemon
      laid on a bookshelf
      waiting a time of an explosion  nightinmale

      before coming winter
      the leading role of her drama
      gone away from her

      fell off a perch
      a poet
      like a migratory bird

      四国歩き遍路などもしていたりして、すっかり遅くなりました。付句、これで伝わるものがありますかどうか、mandalaさん、よろしくご一直下さい。



      | | 2009/10/01 6:29 AM |
      #29


      the moon evinces some pain
      as I recall my old folks
      left in the remote home
      (d.horse)

      for#30

      bunch of grapes offered
      so sweet and also sour
      (anne)

      climbing upward to a high
      how about a drink?

      ambitious student sighed
      at evening class
      | anne | 2009/09/24 10:16 PM |
      Dear Mr D.horse,
      Please accept my sincere aplogy.
      mandala
      | mandala | 2009/09/17 11:25 PM |
      Dear Mr.Chairman

      It looks like
      you omitted the third line of my last verse.

      thank you,
      | d.horse | 2009/09/17 9:34 PM |
      #28

      under an elm
      playing the lute
             (tina)

      for #29

      its touching melody
      in the dim moonlight
      surely made me cry
      (d.horse)

      the moon evinces some pain
      as I recall my old folks
      left in the remote home

      once in a blue moon
      I go out for dinner
      with my wife

      wipe your tears, my dear
      it's too wussy for a guy
      while the moon is behind the clouds

      | | 2009/09/17 2:43 PM |
      who is reciting
      the swan song
      the late poetess wrote?
      (mandala)

      tuke

      under an elm
      playing the lute

      only snow is blowing
      a lane to the church

      a sled left
      on the frozen lake

      a blast of wind
      nipping my nose
      (tina)

      ひたぶるにものがなしい秋ですねえ。よろしくおねがいいたします。
      | tina | 2009/09/15 5:46 PM |
      thy name is frailty
      therefore I love thee
          (nightinmale)


      who is reciting
      the swan song
      the late poetess wrote?

      Cleopatra dreams
      in a hot bathtub
      full of rose scent

      a gigantic image
      standing at Bamiyan
      ......once there was
            (mandala)
      | mandala | 2009/09/02 10:45 PM |
      amigo!
      darling!
      kisses and hugs innumerable anne

      thy name is frailty
      therefore I love thee nightinmale

      in Acapulco instantly
      we forget swearing by God

      why is he so free
      in spite of his disaster

      おそくなりました!
      | nightinmale | 2009/09/02 5:57 AM |
      The clown took
      his white makeup off
      (d.horse)

      tuke for 25)

      tricks or treat
      better later than
      never
      (anne)

      one is here, one is there
      hamburgers popping out
      from everywhere

      amigo!
      darling!
      kisses and hugs innumerable
      | anne | 2009/08/09 12:48 PM |
      while
      the lion tamer
      puffed smoke rings out
      (tina)

      for No.24

      The clown took
      his white makeup off
      (d.horse)

      Thousands mice fled
      the sinking vessel
      (d.horse)

      Stock market collapsed
      people bewildered
      (d.horse)
      | d.horse | 2009/08/07 11:23 AM |
      in this way began
      Pompeii’s last days
      (mandala)

      tuke

      while
      the lion tamer (mahout でも)
      puffed smoke rings out

      behind the pillar
      dying she was
      in his muscular arms

      the then Senate
      only watching
      the flow of the clouds

      the Senate members
      were almost to go a summer seminer
      at a hot-spring resort

      (tina)

      Kaoru-chan, again! Sorry.
      | tina | 2009/08/05 7:51 PM |
      look!
      a quivering egg
      on a stone table
      (nightinmale)

      mid-summer battle begins
      between grandchildren

      in this way began
      Pompeii’s last days

      solar eclipse began
      in the dinosaur age
      (mandala)

      | mandala | 2009/07/27 12:16 PM |
      字が歪みました。再掲。

      look!
      a quivering egg
      on a stone table

      I recall my sister;
      wanted a cup of snow
      on her deathbed

      you,d better forget
      a sealed word
      in your dream
      (Nightinmale)
      | Nightinmale | 2009/07/22 1:01 AM |
      Mt Yari is the spiritual mountain
           of spears for pilgrims
      (anne)

      look!
      an quivering egg
      on a stone table

      i recall my sister;wanted a cup of snow
      on her deathbed

      you,d better forgeta sealed word
      in your dream
      (Nightinmale)

      遅くなりました! 今日は小雨。明日の皆既日食はどうなるでしょうか。
      | Nightinmale | 2009/07/22 12:55 AM |
      Dozing over a book
      was an old lady on the bench,
      a breeze brushed her gray hair

      (d.horse)

      I'd like to follow after this verse, which is so touching.

      tuke for 20)

      Mt Yari is the spiritual mountain
      of spears for pilgrims

      nightmare of meta-fantasy
      dreadful

      preface to royal anthology,
      which is poetry itself

      good medicine tastes bitter,
      they say

      (anne)

      | anne | 2009/07/07 5:05 PM |
      a sweet girl named Kaoru
      swaying on a swing
      (tina)


      for 19)

      Sorry, I'm late
      having shopped around florist’s
      for a potted crocus

      In an afterglow of a sunset
      twitter of sparrows subsided
      it’s time for you to go home

      Dozing over a book
      was an old lady on the bench,
      a breeze brushed her gray hair

      (d.horse)

      | d.horse | 2009/06/27 10:16 AM |
      kaoru-chan,
      osokunatte gomen-ne.
      (my sweetie,
      sorry, I've kept you waiting so long)

      こころのそこに、このうたが、ひびいてます。

      それで・・・I took

      draw and shoot
         while a petal flutters
         to the ground
                   (mandala)
      tuke

      a butterfly
      holds its breath

      a sloppy cap
      left on a bench

      a toy balloon
      vanishing into the air

      a sweet girl named Kaoru
      swaying on a swing

      (tina)
      | | 2009/06/25 9:28 PM |
      who knows…
      I’m detective
          (nightinmale)


      this good-for-nothing
      no funeral garland
      for your tomb

      draw and shoot
      while a petal flutters
      to the ground

      bogey bows out
      with a bouquet of roses
      in his arms
      (mandala)

      雨か涙か……ということであれば、streamでよろしいのではないでしょうか。かつてアメリカの大統領予備選挙でエドマンド・マスキーという人が、人身攻撃的な選挙報道に抗議しているうち涙を流したとして、男一匹泣き顔見せてはならないとするアメリカ人の平均的男性像からはずれ、予備選に敗退したことがありました。マスキーは雪の中で、顔に当たった雪が解けて流れただけだと弁明に努めましたが、すでに遅し。
      | mandala | 2009/06/13 9:58 PM |
      Mandalaさんのdetective句又bloody liarへのお直し、すっきりしていいですね。なるほどと思いました。胸が透きます。破顔一笑(^_^)。

      もう一つの、

      tear or rain?
      streaming on his cheak

      のstreamingの語も何とか活かして頂きましたが、この句についてはそもそもstreamingの選択でよかったのか、ここがふっきれません。「滂沱の涙」ではなく、あやつり人形の頬にうっすらとにじむなみだ(ひょっとすると誰も気がついてない)・・・の感じを出したかったのでしたが。そして折からの雨模様にはぐらかされるところに、マリオネットの含羞も伝えるという・・・。英語力の追い付かないややこしいことを考えていました(笑)。
      | Nightingale | 2009/06/13 8:25 AM |
      Nightingaleさま

      なかなかどうして。
      ちょっとだけ変えて、こんな風でいかがでしょうか?

      tear or rain?
      streaming down his face
      (downで下方への動きをいれました)

      who knows...
      I’m detective
      (ハードボイルド風に)

      oh bloody liar
      hiding the double-tongue
      (真っ赤な、という感じがでるでしょうか?)

      mandala
      | mandala | 2009/06/12 5:41 PM |
      figures dancing on
      invisible strings
      of the marionette(anne)



      tear or rain?
      streaming on his cheak

      nobody knows me of
      being a detective

      he has'nt a red tongue
      in spite of a double-tongued

      最後の方、「真っ赤な舌は見せぬ嘘つき」と日本語ならしたいところですが、英語でこれをいうならどうなるか。鍋つかみをはめて草花の感触を探ろうとしているみたいな私の英語です。辞書の言葉と血肉になった言葉との違いということでしょうか。
      | nightinmale | 2009/06/11 8:32 PM |
      #7

      the house has been
      under construction
      since 19xx
      (tina)

      #8

      No subway wanted
      underneath
      (d.horse)

      for #9

      flagman on th crossing
      sighed
      with his tea and biscuit
      (anne)

      Blue Hills, Red Slopes,
      Four Valleys and so on,
      beautiful names of the stations
      (anne)

      figures dancing on
      invisible strings
      of the marionette
      (anne)

      morter company once
      general and generous
      now governmental, the say
      (anne)

      おそくなりました。


      | anne | 2009/06/04 12:36 AM |
      for #7

      the house has been
      under construction
      since 19xx
      (tina)

      for No.8

      what I know is
      'twas said to be haunted
      (d.horse)

      I met a builder there
      named Gaudi or something
      (d.horse)

      they say, it'll go on
      over the centuries
      (d.horse)

      No subway wanted
      underneath
      (d.horse)
      | d.horse | 2009/05/21 11:37 PM |
      #6(ffb)
      a black cat sharpens claws
      a long night of autumn
      (mandala)

      for #7

      the house has been
      under construction
      since 19xx

      you know,
      this letter it the key
      to the whole mystery

      our engagement days were
      the happiest of our lives,
      weren't they ?

      our instinct tells
      too much sympathy is
      a mistake

      (tina)
      | tina | 2009/05/20 5:50 PM |
      an old woman
      looking for the sickle moon
      disappeared into the kitchen
             nightinmale

      付け

      no croissants left
      the fall of Gaza
      mandala

      a black cat sharpens claws
      a long night of autumn

      gonna cross the milky way
      so let there be light yonder
      | mandala | 2009/05/14 9:39 PM |
      頂いた前句はこれです。出し忘れました。すみません。

       here is a wand
        left among the pumpkins

                         (anne)


      | nightinmale | 2009/05/13 10:11 PM |
      above the new town
      a full moon
      after a rain

      the moonlight
      turned pale
      by an invisible visitor

      an old woman
      looking for the sicle moon
      disappeared into the kitchen

      ではよろしく御願い致します。

      | nightinmale | 2009/05/12 11:05 PM |
      No.8
      why do grownups take
      dreaming so seriously ?
      (tina)

      No.9
      damn the alarm clock!
      my prince was
      just about to kiss me
      (d.horse)

      for No,10

      two journeymen across the field
      one on horseback

      with a shurug, crocodile
      went out for a walk

      here is a wand
      left among the pumpkins

      (anne)


      | anne | 2009/04/18 9:13 AM |
      No.8

      why do grownups take
      dreaming so seriously ?
      (tina)

      for No.9
      damn the alarm clock!
      my prince was
      just about to kiss me
      (d.horse)

      I'm going out with her
      no matter what you tell me
      I am no child
      (d.horse)

      my mom used to say
      someday, you will find
      all who love are blind
      (The Platters)
      | d.horse | 2009/04/12 9:19 PM |
      Oh! sa-kur-a! きれいですね。
      nightinmale さん、こんにちは!


      a sinking piano singing
      in the deep sea
      (nightinmale)

      yo ho ho
      we are pirates
      off Somalia
      (mandala)

      For F.B. #2

      why do grownups take
      dreaming so seriously ?

      there was one good reason
      why they could make such a fuss

      now all we need is
      a good detailed map

      there is nothing to be
      alarmed at in this

      (tina)
      | | 2009/04/05 1:08 PM |
      Dear Mandala-san

      Please be informed that D.Horse will be out of town until 11th. This is just in case...
      Thank you,
      | d.horse | 2009/04/04 3:14 PM |
      ちょっと長い中断がありました。
      再開です。



      a sinking piano singing
      in the deep sea
      (nightinmale)

      yo ho ho
      we are pirates
      off Somalia
      (mandala)

      in the salon
      a tune never ends
      the Titanic

      これ以降、
      Tina
      D. Horse
      Anne
      Nightinmale
      の順です。

      | mandala | 2009/04/04 2:13 PM |
      nightinmaleさん
      お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございます。印象鮮烈な2句、すごいですね。

      これから定期的にご参加いただけるものと思い、順番に入れさせていただきます。ご都合の悪いときはそのむねお知らせください。
      | mandala | 2009/03/08 11:52 AM |
      かねがねうかがっていた英語連句部屋に初めてお邪魔します。おしゃれな部屋ですね。思い切って付をしてみました。よろしく御願いします。

      with cards, coffee in the cup,
      palm or anything
      fortune told

      tuke for 5

      a sinking piano singing
      in the deep sea

      the president room vacant
      like a brilliant tomb
      (nightinmale)
      | nightinmale | 2009/03/08 9:02 AM |
      3.
      Listen, my niece started
      a new career as a nurse
      what is the best gift for her?
              D.horse

      4.
      time flies and soothes
      all human sufferings
      Mandala

      I think "time" is the best answer for the qustion of D. horse san.

      tuke for 5

      drawing a parabolic line
      an arrow at the mark
      with a quiver (anne)

      with cards, coffee in the cup,
      palm or anything
      fortune told

        So let's dance
      on the beat of
      drums and tambourine


      | anne | 2009/03/01 10:32 PM |
      3.
      Listen, my niece started
      a new career as a nurse
      what is the best gift for her?
              D.horse

      #4)
      time flies and soothes
      all human sufferings
      Mandala

      from cradle to grave
      a patient companion

      of all the girls in town
      she’s the utmost crybaby
      | mandala | 2009/02/11 11:50 PM |
      nightingale in silhouette
      air is still bit cold
      (Ann)


      for #3

      Listen, my niece started
      a new career as a nurse
      what is the best gift for her?
      (d.horse)

      (Dear Mr.Chairman.
      Sorry for the delay. This much I could think of for now. If this doesn't fit for the No.3 verse, will you please skip me and make a little change in the first round order?. I'll do my best to catch you up later. d.horse)
      | d.horse | 2009/02/11 2:25 PM |
      今年もよろしくお願いします。

      in twos and threes
      the wild plum budding out---
      a drowsy moon tina

      tuke for waki
      nightingale in silhouette
      air is still bit cold

      Ho! hockey! yo! chirp-chirp!
      twitterings of the birds

      kittens, bunnies, piglets
      warm and fluffy in a barn
      | anne | 2009/02/09 3:58 PM |
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