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From the translator’s journal ~Dialogue with my cat~

Dialogue with my cat,
not dialogue with God.

Without words she speaks,
I somehow understand what she feels.

Silent dialogue with my cat,
which I learned from her.

Silent conversation
without reply or reward.

Silent dialogue with my mother
who cannot speak.

It is like a prayer,
silent prayer to God.

Praise and gratitude!
(Feb. 12, 2021)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)