前回の漢詩「聖夜偶成」(五言排律)の英訳です

Title: “The occurrence of the occasion at night on the day of Christmas Eve”

At night on the day when Jesus Christ was born,
what did the family of the common people look like?

The snow piled up deeply on the road of the distant isolated village.
And there was the severe cold in the coarse house on the street.

A man was out of the town during carrying the packages.
And he got home, and he saw the entrance gate of the village.

In the home, the affectionate father handed his son a square box.
And the son, the little child with his long flowing hair,
spreaded the feelings of having fun.

His family sat in the living room enjoying each other’s company,
and for a short while, he forgot his poor plan for their livelihood.
They satisfied and with no lacking point, and their lives were comforting.

On earth, did the saint (Jesus Christ) know these things?
They were the beginnings of the great fun all the night.


Masaya Samura (pen name: Gensai Shirakawa) in Osaka, Japan
at December 18, 2016 (for December 17)

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