Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~Dream and desire~

It’s OK to dream.
We can dream anytime,
we can follow a dream.

But if following a dream
is nothing but satisfying a desire,
it’s meaningless…

Dream and desire
are somewhat similar.

To get older
is to be given wisdom
to find out chalk and cheese.

Wish I had the wisdom
to see that they are different,
dream and desire.

That wisdom
might be a humbleness…

Let me have, Oh Lord,
that wisdom and humbleness!
(Oct. 5, 2022)