2017年6月6日火曜日

Tanka/ 短歌...The Well of a Mirror / 姿見の井戸


<Tanka / 短歌>

三年の命たまはり如何に生く真我にあれよ姿見の井戸

I see myself
in the well of a mirror--
given
gratefully three years life
to live in truth


          There is <the Well of a Mirror> in the precincts of Akagami Gosha
        shrines, Oga Peninsula, Akita prefecture, Japan.

         " It is said that if you cannot see yourself in this mirror, you will die
        within three years".

         Fortunatelly I could see myself in it.   Then I thought I was given
       at least three years life and I felt to be told live in truth.
         I transposed this feeling into Tanka poetry.

         秋田県男鹿半島にある赤神神社五社堂境内に<姿見の井戸>があります。
  この井戸に真個が映らない人は3年以内に死ぬといわれています。幸いに
  も、井戸をのぞき込んでみたら自分の姿が映っていたので、安心しま
  した(*^-^*)


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Thank you for the answer Tanka, Ms. Hifsa Ashraf.

*****

reflection...
in the well of a mirror
a moment
turns three years life
into reality

June 2017 (c) Hifsa Ashraf