Moon Palace: In Search of Home

Paul Austerポール・オースター『ムーン・パレス』日本語訳(Japanese translation)

This post is going to examine something different from literary pieces I have introduced so far. For one thing, its’s not a Japanese one. Secondly, it’s a modern work of literature.... Read More

Rappelle-moi: In Search of Home

Zaz、歌詞(Paroles)『Rapell-moi』日本語訳(Traduction japonaise)

Zaz, a french singer-songwriter, sings about lost Home in her song, “Si jamais j’oublie”. And what is beautiful about her lyrics is that it says much about the idea that... Read More

Fear: In Search of Home

Paula Kelley、歌詞(Lyrics)『I’d Fall in Love With Anyone』日本語訳(Japanese translation)

What is it like to be without home? Knowing that you are OK without anything or any place you can be fixated to, you still, deep down, search for a shore to moor yourself at. What is it that makes... Read More

Who Knows: In Search of Home

Fairport Convention、歌詞(Lyrics)『Who Knows Where The Time Goes?』日本語訳(Japanese translation)

The trees let go of their leaves in the autumn. There’s no use of crying over fallen leaves. The season of diminished light is followed by cold and bleak winter. This is how the nature works.... Read More

Anchor: In Search of Home

Mindy Gledhill、歌詞(Lyrics)『Anchor』日本語訳(Japanese translation)

Feeling anchored and grounded might be one of the keys to describing what it feels like to be at home. You just aware that you have a place of belonging and safety. To grab hold of this concept,... Read More

Home: In Search of Home

Gabrielle Aplin、歌詞(Lyrics)『Home』日本語訳(Japanese translation)

Let’s listen to the following song called Home written by Gabrielle Aplin. Home. Hearing this word, what comes to your mind? Something tangible or intangible? As the first post for the new... Read More

Vagabond: Lyricism of Kokinshu

『古今集(古今和歌集)』和歌「よのなかは いづれかさして わがならむ いきとまるをぞ やどとさだむる」英語訳

Here is an extra post adding one more look into Kokinshu to the “Lyricism of Kokinshu” series. Some unique poems from the anthology are distinctive in their choice of subjects... Read More

Colors: Lyricism of Kokinshu

『古今集(古今和歌集)』和歌「ふくかぜの いろのちぐさに みえつるは あきのこのはの ちればなりけり」英語訳

Imagination is a key to fully capturing the beauty of nature. That’s what poets from Kokinshu often do. They are not necessarily obsessed about depicting natural phenomena in detail, but... Read More

Wild Geese: Lyricism of Kokinshu

『古今集(古今和歌集)』和歌「うきことを おもひつらねて かりがねの なきこそわたれ あきのよなよな」英語訳

Any other seasonal subjects for a poem? Yes, we have one. Wild geese. Have you ever seen a flock of wild geese in the sky or hear them honking? Here is a waka about that... Read More