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From the translator’s journal ~ Silhouette of fertility~

Getting weaker,
Nana gives me strength.
With her presence,
she heals me.

Mom was the same.
Just lying down without words,
she gave me strength
with her silhouette.

Even after her departure
I feel her presence very near.
Is it because it’s Mother’s Month?
No, she is always near, always.

When we think of a person,
whose presence becomes so near,
Is it the power of solitude?

What a difference
between solitude and loneliness!
Solitude has its fertility,
the silhouette of fertility…
(May 23, 2022)