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「首を長く~する」, kubi o nagaku-suru

...always in the hope of not being too bad with my nihongo grammar, I am trying to write my second
essay within the longer syllabled 短歌 「tanka, 5/7/5/7/7」 domain, which I am not accustomed to:
but my basic thought seemed too long to be synthesized in usual 俳句 「haiku, 5/7/5」 form...

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一番羽
遅咲き春の
子燕を
見るのためにも
首を長くや

ichiban wa / osozaki haru no / ko-tsubame o / miru no tame ni mo / kubi o nagaku ya

I stretch my neck thru this slow-blooming spring, even to see the first baby swallow

(ps: the expression 「首を長く~する, kubi o nagaku-suru」 means to wait anxiously for
something...strange but photographically useful image, "to stretch his own neck", ne?)

Current Music: silent springy evening sky
Comments

such nice looking brush strokes, gabbiano. and a very beautiful tanka, too :) bette.

thanks, bette様...hard for me to do something good,
as I'm going through a VERY bad moment, which I am
not meant to speak of herein, neither to bother my
friends with: just know that I appreciate lots more,
right now, and right because of the above said, every
contact I have with my excellent LJ friends,

gabbiano

my dear gabbiano, my hope is that you get through this difficult time quickly and safely...not hurting your sweet soul and spirit.

here is a cyber bouquet of white roses and a box of orange chocolate just for you.

big hug,
bette :)

...you know how to cuddle and overcare me, bette!, but your
sweet heart and gentle thoughts are the nicest gifts at all,

gabbiano

remake sakuo

首伸ばし
子燕見んと
遅き春待つ

kubi nobasi/ ko-tybame min to/ osoki haru matsu

streching my neck
to see baby swallow
waiting for slow spring

sakuo

Re: remake sakuo

oh, sensei, so very lovely! I could never get to
the difficult of that beautiful 見んと, neither
substitute NAGAKU SURU with 伸ばし...grazie!

ps: でも...I have INVENTED myself that 子燕,
which isn't all that bad, ね! ;D
 
かもめ。

Re: remake sakuo

子燕 is wonderfull!!

sakuo.

Re: remake sakuo

有り難うございます。

かもめ

"I stretch my neck..."

not to say "I strech my heart"...

...so very true...