Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~Pain and suffering~

There is a moment
when my pain turns into sweetness.

It turns into sweetness,
when I offer my pain to somebody else.

How about a great suffering?
Will it turn into a sweetness?

Suffering which turns into sweetness,
Is it not nonsense of those who don’t suffer,
those who enjoy peace for themselves?

This world is filled with suffering,
full of absurdity and violence.

Where is the saving grace?
Is it not just a sweet fantasy?

Where is an Easter Blessing for them?

(Apr. 8, 2021 For Myanmar)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)