Captain Hirose No. 055
( 広瀬中佐 )
Under the roa_ring / cannon fire, / showers o_f shells and bulle_ts.
Furious wa_ves were / dashing a_nd washing / over the battleship deck.
Through the dar_k, the / captain was ca_lling, / looking for his o_ffi_cer,
"Where i_s Su_gi_no_ ? / Is he_ there or not ?"
Here_ a_nd there / again_ a_nd again, / looking for_ him on the shi_p,
The captai_n was / running aro_und in vain /
hoping to_ see an_d hear hi_m.
Hi_s shi_p was / faster a_nd faster / sinking do_wn into_ the_ sea_.
More and more_ shells and bulle_ts / aimed a_t him a_nd his shi_p.
There was no_ time. / He had to leav_ve his ship / jumping in_to his lifeboat.
Bu_t at the in_sant / he got ba_ck there, /
one_ o_f the bullets caught him.
Outsi_de the port / o_f Lue_shun / there wa_s much re_sentmen__t.
Hirose_, the go_d of the wa_r, / will remain_ fore_ver, though.
2000. 3. 7. 2001. 12. 21. 2003. 5. 7 Translated by: B. Ito
(2003. 5. 9, 10 advice from ueshiba, Ross Klatte and Hirofumi Nagamura, sci.lang.japan)
2003. 5. 10