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A Love Letter by Nanao Sakaki

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Joan Amaral sent this on July 22, 2009 11:52 AM

A Love Letter by Nanao Sakaki

 

Within a circle of one meter

You sit, pray and sing.

 

Within a shelter ten meters large

You sleep well, rain sounds a lullaby.

 

Within a field a hundred meters large

Grow rice and raise goats.

 

Within a valley a thousand meters large

Gather firewood, water, wild vegetables and Amanitas.

 

Within a forest ten kilometers large

Play with raccoons, hawks, poison snakes and butterflies.

 

Mountainous country Shinano

A hundred kilometers large

Where someone lives leisurely, they say.

 

Within a circle ten thousand kilometers large

Walking somewhere on the earth.

 

Within a circle one hundred thousand kilometers large

Swimming in the sea of shooting stars.

 

Within a circle a million kilometers large

Upon the spaced-out yellow mustard blossoms

The moon in the east, the sun in the west.

 

Within a circle ten billion kilometers large

Pop far out of the solar system mandala.

 

Within a circle ten thousand light years large

The Galaxy full blooming in summer.

 

Within a circle one billion light years large

Andromeda is melting away into snowing cherry flowers.

 

Now within a circle ten billion light years large

All thoughts of time, space are burnt away.

There again you sit, pray and sing.

You sit, pray and sing.



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