Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry merry hello from Yokohama Forest!

Quiet, quiet December night in Satoyama
Acorns fall on our kitchen door
Mother and I alone
Cook chestnuts over our hearth

Bright, bright December stars in the sky
Travelling ducks are calling over the night
I munch chestnuts,
And remember the smile,
That bright smile of Father

Goodbye to the island of coconuts
Father is coming home in a rolling ship.
Father, please be safe,
Mother and I are waiting for you. 

December in Satoyama (1945), by Nobuo Saitoh

Happy Holidays! J
Naomi Yokohama Forests

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