Ishikawa Takuboku (1885-1912)
 
 

Soldiers

When I gazed after 
the company of soldiers,
my heart ached  
How carefree
they went . . .

                        (jc)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Soldaten

Als ich der Kompanie
Soldaten nachsah,
ward mir weh:
wie sorglos
sie gingen . . .
 

        transl. by Günther Debon

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