Guu  Sei             No. 340

               偶成

The young  easily waste their youth,

whereas learnin_g  is hard to accompli_sh.
And the least  moment is  too valuable  to waste.
The green grasse_s
  around the pon_d

couldn't remai_n  as they are.

 And the deciduous tree leaves 

have already prepared  for the coming  of autumn.

 

2005. 1. 10                          Translated by:  B. Ito

(2005. 1. 11   comments and advice from kouji ueshiba, Bart Mathias,

muchan, sci.lang.japan) 2005. 1. 17

 

偶成      朱熹

 

少年易老学難成 

一寸光陰不可軽 

未覚池塘春草夢 

階前五葉巳秋声

 

 

 

 

少年老い易く 学成り難し 

一寸の光陰 軽んずからず 

未だ覚めず池塘 春草の夢  

階前の五葉 すでに秋声